It’s official – Kristen Wiig will play the villain in Wonder Woman 2.

The Ghostbusters (2016) actress is to take on the role of Cheetah for the forthcoming Wonder Woman sequel.

Taking to Twitter to confirm the news, director Patty Jenkins, said:

“So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It’s true! 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 favourites. And SO excited by what we have planned. #Cheetah!!! @GalGadot.”

Wonder Woman star, Gal Gadot then retweeted the tweet, adding:

“I’m SO excited welcome on board Kristen! This is going to be WONDERful!”

Wonder Woman is currently scheduled for release in November 2019. Production begins in May.