Kristen Wiig in talks to star in Wonder Woman sequel

Kristen Wiig in talks to star in Wonder Woman sequel

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."

Wonder Woman

141 min | Action

An Amazonian princess leaves her island home to explore the world and, in doing so, becomes one of the world's greatest heroes. ...

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