Kristen Wiig, Venice Film Festival 2017

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Kristen Wiig is officially joining the DC Comics universe. 

After reports broke that the comedian was joining the Wonder Woman franchise for the upcoming sequel, the film's revered director Patty Jenkins put any doubts to rest with one swift tweet. 

"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," she wrote to fans on Friday. "Can't wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned. #Cheetah!!! @GalGadot."

It also looks like she confirmed Wiig's speculated role as Cheetah, the sequel's villain. That's right—the traditionally funny lady will be taking a menacing turn for her latest role. 

With Gal Gadot returning to her titular role and Jenkins at the helm once again, the upcoming installment—due out in 2019—is shaping up to be the highlight of next year. 

Congratulations Kristen!

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