Kristen Wiig confirmed to play villain in ‘Wonder Woman’ sequel

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Kristen Wiig is going up against Gal Gadot!

On Friday morning, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins announced that the Saturday Night Live alum will have a big part in the highly anticipated sequel.

“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,” Jenkins tweeted. “Can’t wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned. #Cheetah!!! @GalGadot.”

Wiig, 44, is to portray Wonder Woman’s villain, Cheetah. According to the DC comics, Cheetah was created by Doctor Psycho to battle the superhero, and is one of her most persistent adversaries.

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.

In January, Jenkins and Gadot, who plays the fierce female superhero, spoke exclusively to ET about what fans can expect from the sequel, which isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until some time next year.

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