Kristen Wiig is reportedly in advanced talks to play the villain Cheetah in the ‘Wonder Woman’ sequel.
The 44-year-old actress – who has previously starred in ‘Bridesmaids’ and the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot – is being eyed for a crucial role in the much-anticipated new superhero movie, which will see Gal Gadot reprise the role of Wonder Woman.
The sequel, like the original movie, will be a period piece, according to The Wrap, which says that the film will be set towards the end of the Cold War.
There is also still a possibility that Chris Pine – whose on-screen character was killed off in the first movie – could make an unlikely return to the franchise.
‘Wonder Woman’ proved to be a huge box office success in 2017, helping to establish Gal as one of the most sought-after female stars in the movie business.
And director Patty Jenkins previously admitted to being shocked by how well received her movie was.
She shared: ”I didn’t really start to make the connection about the lightning rod it was going to hit until it had opened.
”I assumed that it would be seen just as a superhero film.”
The DC movie received praise from a number of celebrities, many of whom were pleased to see a big-budget action film being led by a female star.
Patty said: ”When you hear about people like Hillary Clinton or Dwayne Johnson talking about you in the press, it’s like, ‘What!’ It’s so crazy and lovely.”