Deadline is reporting that former Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig is in talks to play the villain Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2. They also confirm last year’s rumor that the movie will take place in the 1980s during the Cold War.
Earlier this week we learned that Oscar-winner Emma Stone turned down a Wonder Woman 2 villain role, which was believed to be Cheetah. Wiig is mostly known as a comedy actor, though she has taken on some more dramatic roles recently.
Variety reporter Justin Kroll said that Emma Stone was Warner Bros.’ first choice and when she passed Wonder Woman 2 director Patty Jenkins personally picked Kristen Wiig as her choice for Cheetah.
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