DC Studio’s most successful film “Wonder Woman” has confirmed that the villain for the sequel will be Cheetah and played by Kristen Wiig. “Wonder Woman” Director Patty Jenkins announced on Twitter that the SNL star Kristen Wiig is playing the villain, Cheetah.

According to the comics, Wonder Woman and Cheetah are enemies and very competitive. Wonder Woman sees Cheetah as someone who is lost. The sequel is expected to focus on Cheetah and possibly her backstory.

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Right now it’s unclear what version of Cheetah, Jenkins will pull from for the new film. It’s still unclear how close the sequel will follow the comic.

The villain first appeared in "Wonder Woman No.

6" in October 1943. Kristen Wiig gained recognition for her work at "Saturday Night Live" and from films such as “Bridesmaids,” “Ghostbusters,” and “The Martian. Just like the first one, the sequel is once again being directed by Patty Jenkins.

Patty Jenkins thrilled to have Wiig in the film

Jenkins said she was excited to confirm the news and said she was incredibly lucky to welcome Wiig to the "Wonder Woman" family. Gal Gadot also tweeted out that it will be wonderful having Wiig in the family and is excited to work with her.

Gadot and Jenkins previously spoke to ET saying the sequel will be a totally different movie and would be able to stand alone alongside the original film. Jenkins said she doesn’t see it as the second film, and instead, it’s a whole new adventure.

Rumors are beginning to swirl about other potential castings.

There are some who believe Chris Pine may return in a flashback. It’s also believed that the sequel will take place during the 1980s amid the Cold War.

Wiig was always the frontrunner for the role

Wiig was always considered to be at the top of Jenkins’ list for the role of Cheetah and talked to her before Jenkins started scouting for locations. Some fans were hoping that Charlize Theron would play Cheetah, because of her previous work with Patty Jenkins. Not all fans are supportive of the choice of Wiig to play Cheetah.

Some may believe that comedy actors can’t make it into a blockbuster. However, Wiig managed to thrive on major films such as “The Martian.” Others also believe Wiig cannot pull off the physical demands of the character.

However, with most DC films the main villain is a mix of visual effects and makeup. Most of the combat and physicality will be done by CGI and stunt doubles.

“Wonder Woman” is scheduled to be released on November 1, 2019. Prior to that both “Aquaman” and “Shazam” will be released in theaters. In 2020, DC Studios will release “Cyborg” and “Green Lantern Corps.”