CBMB: Kristen Wiig in Talks to Play Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2 | FanboysInc

CBMB: Kristen Wiig in Talks to Play Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2

By Muuka Muyumba

The Wrap is reporting that Emmy winner and Saturday Night Live alum Kristen Wiig is looking to take an action turn in Wonder Woman 2. The story suggests that Wiig is in talks to star as Diana Prince’s classic nemesis Barbara Ann Minerva aka The Cheetah.

DC Films must have been casting a wide net when you realize that stories have been floating that serious contenders have been putting their names out there for the role. Oscar winner Emma Stone reportedly just turned down the role. Emmy winner Sarah Paulson has also expressed a desire to play the classic Wonder Woman villain.

In the comics, Minerva was an renowned archaeologist and heiress who betrayed an ancient tribe, and was cursed and transformed into cheetah/human hybrid.  Her transformation gave her the speed of a cheetah, claws, fangs, and super strength. The character was an original creation of William Marsten Moulton who also created Diana.

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Wiig is best known as a comedic force, but has recently spent much of her time on screen playing is straight after her smash hit Bridesmaids. Wiig co-wrote and starred in the Oscar-nominated Bridesmaid that made her a larger star then her time on SNL, and helped launch the movie careers of director Paul Feig and co-star Melissa McCarthy.

Wonder Woman 2 will reportedly be set during the Cold War of the early 1980s with director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot with a rumored reprisal from Chris Pine. The film is currently set to hit theaters on November 1, 2019.