Why Kristen Wiig Playing Cheetah in 'Wonder Woman 2' Can Be a Pivotal Career Move

Why Kristen Wiig Playing Cheetah in 'Wonder Woman 2' Can Be a Pivotal Career Move

It's official: Kristen Wiig will be playing Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2. The reports first surfaced last month, but director Patty Jenkins confirmed the news on Twitter Friday morning.

"So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It’s true!" she said. "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. #Cheetah!!!" Gal Gadot (a.k.a. Diana Prince/Wonder Woman) also echoed the excitement, tweeting "I’m SO excited welcome on board Kristen! This is going to be WONDERful!" So let's rewind a bit here—who is Cheetah anyway?