If you've seen the first "Wonder Woman" movie with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, surely you are anxious to see the sequel, "Wonder Woman 2." A new villain from the "Wonder Woman" story is being introduced. Director Patty Jenkins has confirmed that the role of Cheetah will be played by none other than "Bridesmaid's," Kristen Wiig.

Kristen Wiig's comedic beginnings

Kristen Wiig got her start on Saturday Night Live and quickly made her way over to the silver screen.

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She has starred in such films as "Bridesmaids," "Ghostbusters," and "Downsizing." Wiig has even been apart of more dramatic films such as "The Martian" and "Mother!." It will be interesting to see Wiig make a transition over to the action genre and playing the villain.

Who is Cheetah?

The villain Cheetah is a woman who morphs into a human cheetah hybrid.

In this form, she is fast, strong, agile and cunning just like a cheetah. By day she is Dr. Barabara Ann Minerva, archaeologist, and wealthy aristocrat. In previous versions of the "Wonder Woman" story, Dr. Miverva gets her powers from ancient god, Urzkartaga. She sold her soul to Urzkartaga for immortality and superpowers. However, we all know selling your soul is always a deal that goes sour. She became Urzkartaga's slave on earth, doing his bidding. This falls in line with the general mythological origins of the "Wonder Woman" franchise.

Is Cheetah Wonder Woman's arch nemesis?

Cheetah can be seen as the antithesis of Wonder Woman. She has a dry, sarcastic kind of wit, she's greedy, evil and her abilities were provided to her by an evil ancient god. Diana however, was created by Zeus, is noble, good and is a bit more serious than Cheetah.

However, Wonder Woman does not have an arch enemy the same way Superman has Lex Luther.

How will Cheetah be portrayed in this film?

The buzz around this film is that Dr. Miverva (a.k.a Cheetah) will be more of a victim in this dynamic. She is a pawn of the god Urzkartaga. This will bring a new dimension to the character of Wonder Woman. She will have to face a dilemma in taking down Cheetah who is a human being wielded by a god. This is a similar concept to the first installment where mankind was being used as pawns in Ares' game of war.

How are people responding to the casting choice?

With any casting, especially one from a beloved character that has been around for over 75 years, there is almost always some backlash. Some fans were even unhappy with Gal Gadot initially because she is Israeli and they felt that did not embody the essence of Wonder Woman. Even director Patty Jenkins was skeptical about casting Gadot. I think we can all agree it was the right decision. Wiig's career has had some major successes and some flops, but we should all be looking forward to her portrayal of Cheetah. Gal Gadot tweeted "I’m SO excited to welcome on board Kristen! This is going to be WONDERful!"