Some very random Wonder Woman 2 news came out yesterday, in that Kristen Wiig is currently in talks to play Cheetah, AKA the villain in the upcoming DCEU film. Many people, including myself, immediately thought: WTF? But, personally, I like to give these things a chance before making any type of comment. Say what you want about DC Films, but they’ve actually been pretty great when it comes to casting.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) March 1, 2018
The majority of the internet, however, isn’t as forgiving. Here are some of the most interesting reactions to that potential casting choice:
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) March 1, 2018
Kristen Wiig as Cheetah, the villain in Wonder Woman 2, is a super exciting, way outside the box casting choice. 100% here for that. pic.twitter.com/v4aT5jDETk
— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) March 1, 2018
— *Killmonger Theme On Loop* (@_ChristopherM) March 1, 2018
Kristen Wiig as Cheetah in WONDER WOMAN 2 would be “Heath Ledger as the Joker”-level inspired casting.
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) March 1, 2018
To those freaking out about Kristen Wiig in #WonderWoman2 I have 2 words for you: Heath Ledger.
Or… Ben Affleck.
Or… Gal Gadot.
— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) March 1, 2018
They’re casting Kristen Wiig as Cheetah in the WONDER WOMAN sequel?! pic.twitter.com/ken7xCrLHB
— William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani) March 1, 2018
Heath Ledger just reached out to me from beyond the grave to tell me how much he’s laughing at all of you who are mad about this Kristen Wiig/Cheetah news.
— Jamie Druley (@BatRaider3960) March 1, 2018
Kristen Wiig … Cheetah … some stretches are too stretchy
— Daylon Deon (@deaconblade) March 1, 2018
“I don’t know about Kristen Wiig as Cheetah, she’s a comedian”
Bruh so’s Chris Pratt
— Aaron (@AaronFelizmenio) March 1, 2018
Kristen Wiig as Cheetah for Wonder Woman 2 is about as questionable as them wanting to have it set it the ’80s.If Patty Jenkins lets me down,who will I be able to trust?
— Gabbie (@_acciofandoms) March 1, 2018
Today has been somewhat busy so I managed to miss the “Kristen Wiig is maybe Cheetah” thing.
If true? INSPIRED!
But… is she going to wear the suit? Or is this the “actually a were-cheetah” version?
— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) March 1, 2018
— UltimateFanboyComics (@UltFanboyComics) March 1, 2018
I was conflicted on hearing about Kristen Wiig as Cheetah but someone mentioned Aubrey Plaza, and yea that’s a good fucking point
— Something Between Human and Entity (@Creacy21) March 1, 2018
Kristen Wiig landing the role of Cheetah in the upcoming #WonderWoman2 is honestly one of the most random casting choices I’ve ever seen lol
— Eric Weclowski (@eric_weclowski) March 1, 2018
I can see Kristen Wiig as Cheetah. Fine choice. It’s not a done deal yet, but I’m freaking excited. Barbara Ann Minerva is one of the most prominent foes of Wondy. It’s gonna be good. pic.twitter.com/6xa6EZJwzV
— #WonderGal (@amazonheroicon) March 1, 2018
I was really hoping for a British actress to play Cheetah, but Kristen Wiig has a proven track record. She would be very good.
— Nolan Dean (@nolandean27) March 1, 2018
The reaction for the most part seems to be pretty positive. We’ll know for sure how this will play out when Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins return for Wonder Woman 2, set for release in November of next year.
What do you think of this potential casting choice? Do you think Wiig is a good fit? Be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments!