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Kristen Wiig to play antagonist Cheetah in 'Wonder Woman 2'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has announced that is on board to essay the role of antagonist in "2".

The 46-year-old filmmaker took to to confirm the

"So excited to confirm the most thrilling Yes! It's true! So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented to our family. Can't wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned. #Cheetah!!! @GalGadot (sic)," Jenkins wrote, alongside Wiig's picture.

"Wonder Woman" lead Gal Gadot also expressed her excitement to have the "Bridesmaids" star aboard.

"I'm SO excited welcome on board Kristen! This is going to be WONDERful! (sic)" Gadot wrote.

In DC Comics, the character of is feline-esque with strength and speed to make her Wonder Woman's worthy adversary, EW reported.

The sequel reportedly begins filming in May and is scheduled for release November 1 next year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 14:00 IST