Director Patty Jenkins just made a lot of Wonder Woman fans extremely happy when she announced Kristen Wiig has signed on for the franchises' second installment.
It would seem from Jenkins post that Wiig will portray the classic villain of Cheetah. The character has numerous alias including Priscilla Rich, Deborah Domaine, Barbara Ann Minerva, and the male Sebastian Ballesteros. As an alum from Saturday Night Live, this plays right into Wiig's wheelhouse.
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 pic.twitter.com/Gn0jICiIAH— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 9, 2018
Fans were definitely excited by the news.
That's the best news! Now i'm just hoping to see Patty brings this fight to the jungle, in daylight and a lot of choreography, with less CGI! I wanna feel the scratches! So excited for this movie! Bring it on @PattyJenks @GalGadot and Kristen!!! pic.twitter.com/Qpiy2T0xLS— Rodrigo Araújo ❎ (@drigosr) March 9, 2018
Congratulations! A unique choice, and a very talented artist chosen to play Cheetah.— DCEU Positivity! (@dceulove) March 9, 2018
Although some had their doubts about the casting choice.
the last time we saw a comedian do a super villain it didnt end up going well. But I have faith in Patty Jenkins. She is a good director and actually knows what she is doing. There is always a thing like hope... #PrayingForTheBest pic.twitter.com/xcBArS1ppx— LordMistery (@Cinephile1994) March 9, 2018
I’ve been having a existential crisis about this all morning. I’m so conflicted— Emilia | Spear-Bearing Bisexual (@llamaemilia) March 9, 2018
i was rooting for emma stone but whatever, welcome kristen wiig and go throught patty— bento (@harryIoud) March 9, 2018
Others were taking more of a wait and see approach.
Ummmm I love Kristen Wiig a lot but I really don’t see her as Cheetah. I said the same about Heath Ledger as Joker and he shut me up, so what do I know lol.— M (@angrytaina) March 9, 2018
I'm scared about this casting, but I trust you to choose the best person for the role.— DAvenal (@DAvenal) March 9, 2018
Glad you officially announced that Kristen Wiig is Cheetah. I was kind of nervous at first when the casting was rumoured, but I’ve warmed up to it after a few days. Hope Kristen’s performance surprises people in the movie— Zac (aka Killmonger fan) (@speedingahead) March 9, 2018
Hmmmmmm. Just can’t see it.....— CryptDeaducator (@SatsuiNoSpidey) March 9, 2018
But I trust you, Patty.
Let’s see what Kristen can do!
Wonder Woman 2 will begin shooting in May 2018.