Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins Welcome Kristen Wiig to the 'Wonder Woman' Sequel

Gal Gadot, 2017
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Gal Gadot speaks onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 27, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif.

The follow-up to the 2017 blockbuster has officially found its feline villain.

Director Patty Jenkins is off and running with the sequel to her superheroine smash Wonder Woman, and Gal Gadot is thrilled to be squaring off against her newly appointed nemesis, Kristen Wiig.

With a tweet on March 9, Jenkins announced the news and shared that she "can't wait to finally work with one of [her] favorites." Gadot immediately followed it up with a quick congratulations of her own.

Wiig will be playing the role of Cheetah, a/k/a Barbara Ann Minerva, an archaeologist who takes a bloodthirsty human-cheetah form thanks to an alliance with an ancient plant god, Urzkartaga. When she isn’t flashing fangs, Minerva is chasing down rare antiquities -- a day job in line with Diana Prince’s, as she's working at the Louvre in the Department of Antiquities in the first scenes of Wonder Woman.

The sequel to the 2017 hit will reportedly be set in the midst of the Cold War in the 1980s.


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