Wonder Woman Casts Kristen Wiig As Villain Cheetah


Kristen Wiig Is Wonder Woman 2’s Villain, Cheetah

Kristen Wiig, wonder woman in her own right, will play the Wonder Woman villain Cheetah in the upcoming sequel from director Patty Jenkins.

The Saturday Night Live star will portray Cheetah DC comic villain, according to a tweet from the director.

Who is the Wonder Woman 2 villain? Who is Cheetah? When does Wonder Woman 2 come out? Got any Cheetah Wonder Woman facts?

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Jenkins wrote:

"So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It’s true. So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family. Can't wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned. #Cheetah!!! @GalGadot."

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Who Is Cheetah? Cheetah Wonder Woman Facts

Kristen Wiig Cheetah will be a blend of smart, fierce, and cunning.

Cheetah, AKA Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva, is one of Wonder Woman’s (played by Gal Gadot) most notorious villains.

Dr. Minerva was a British archeologist who received the power of the cheetah by the ancient plant god, Urzkartaga.

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DC Comics

Cheetah is actually one of the oldest DC characters, and was created by the Wonder Woman’s creator, William Moulton Marston in 1943 — but Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah will probably be based on the 1987 incarnation of the character.

Dr. Minerva is a former friend of Wonder Woman, Minerva may be tricked by a set of Gods who have a grudge against Diana. She believes that Diana ignored her calls for help — forcing her into a situation where she has to marry an ancient evil —.

However, her rescue beacon was disabled by these foes, and Wonder Woman was none the wiser.


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20th Century Fox

Can Kristen Wiig pull off a villain role?

Wiig’s been showing off her acting chops for years now. Comedy, as they say, is one of the hardest forms of entertainment due to it’s instant critic - laughter.

But her work in movies like The Martian and her dark comedies like Girl Most Likely and The Skeleton Twins show she’s got a lot of range to pull this one off.

The only thing I’m wondering is… are they really going to dress her up like a sexy Cheetah? Because… that’s going to make my Halloween costume really awkward for everybody involved.