UPDATE: Check out the first images of GAL GADOT and CHRIS PINE from the sequel now officially titled WONDER WOMAN 1984!

UPDATE: Best known for her comedic roles, actress KRISTEN WIIG (Bridesmaid, Ghostbusters) has officially been confirmed by director PATTY JENKINS to star as the villain ‘Cheetah’.

SOURCE: EW

After the disappointing box office result of ‘Justice League’, DC will try to get back on track with the next adventure of the Amazonian princess in WONDER WOMAN 2.

GAL GADOT (Justice League) will reprise her role as ‘Diana Prince’ to face off with her greatest foe ‘Cheetah’ during the Cold War era in the 1980s.

There has been many versions of ‘Cheetah’ throughout the history of ‘Wonder Woman’ but it looks like the film will go with the New 52 DC Comics version, ‘Barbara Ann Minerva’. She is “a British anthropologist who gains her superpowers after stumbling upon an ancient ritual in the lost city of Urzkartaga”. It was rumored that Oscar Winner EMMA STONE (Amazing Spider-Man 2) was offered the role but has turned it down.

Director PATTY JENKINS is once again in charge behind the camera with SAID TAGHMAOUI and EWEN BREMNER returning as ‘Sameer’ and ‘Charlie’. Despite his heroic faith at the end of the first installment, leading man CHRIS PINE is surprisingly also set to return as ‘Steve Trevor’. Production starts rolling this May in the UK.

Who would you like to take on the role of the villainess ‘Cheetah’? Comment below.

Stay tuned for more details.

SOURCE: Screenrant