Even if her face is unfamiliar to you, you will undoubtedly recognise Kristen Wiig’s voice. The actress voices Lucy Wilde in “Despicable Me 2” and “Despicable Me 3,” as well as Miss Hattie in “Despicable Me.” She made her television debut in 2005 at the age of 32 on “Saturday Night Live,” where she is a familiar figure. Her breakthrough role was in the 2011 picture Bridesmaids, which she co-wrote with Annie Mumolo. Her previous credits include the movie Knocked Up. Wiig was even nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in Comedy or Musical.
The Brothers Solomon (2007), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Adventureland (2009), MacGruber (2010), The Martian (2015), Ghostbusters (2016), Mother! (2017), and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) are a few of the films in her repertoire. She also provides the voice of Lola Bunny, Bugs Bunny’s girlfriend, in the 2011–2014 Cartoon Network series “The Looney Tunes Show.” Her forthcoming projects are shown to you here!
Big Mouth Season 7 (2023) and Season 8 (2024)
The way “Big Mouth” addresses the various problems and subjects that people are hesitant to bring up in public is what distinguishes it as an R-rated animated series for adults. Every character serves as a vehicle for discussing difficult subjects, such as puberty, racial identity, melancholy, sexual orientation, and menstruation. Since it’s coming back for seasons 7 and 8, if you haven’t already, you should really start watching the earlier episodes to get a flavour for them. And get ready for a whole new degree of understandable disgust.
The voice cast of “Big Mouth,” which was created by Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin, Nick Kroll, and Andrew Goldberg, includes both new and returning cast members, including Jenifer Wiig as Jesse’s vulva, Ayo Edebiri as Missy, Jordan Peele as Ghost of Duke Ellington, and Megan Thee Stallion as Megan. Nick Kroll plays Nick Birch, Rick the Hormone Monster, Maury the Hormone Monster, Coach Steve, and more. Netflix will release the seventh season on October 20, 2023. The eighth season is slated to debut in 2024. Watch the trailer for season seven here!
Despicable Me 4 (2024)
The man who gained notoriety among his admirers for redefining the term “girls” as “gorls” is set to return as the fourth version of Illumination’s hugely successful animated film franchise “Despicable Me” approaches. Gru, the vile yet endearing villain scientist, will soon make a big screen comeback alongside his spouse Lucy and their three children, Margo, Edith, and Agnes. Although there is no information available regarding the plot, Steve Carell, who plays Gru, stated to Digital Spy that the film will be a “continuation of the story” and that the Anti-Villain League’s journey will be continued, with the girls participating this time. It’s safe to assume that another opponent with strange intentions will emerge, and Gru and his family will need to come up with a humorous plan to save the day. Carell, Wiig as Lucy, Miranda Cosgrove as Margo, Dana Gaier as Edith, Nev Scharrel as Agnes, and Steve Coogan as Silas Ramsbottom are among the voice cast members. Carell also provides the voice for Gru’s brother Dru, so we can anticipate his return. “Despicable Me 4” is now in production and is scheduled for release in theatres on July 3, 2024, as of May of this year.
Palm Royale (TBA)
Abe Sylvia is the creator and executive producer of “Palm Royale,” an Apple Original comedy series that takes place in the 1970s. She is the showrunner as well. It is based on Juliet McDaniel’s book “Mr. and Mrs. American Pie,” which was released in 2018. The plot revolves around Wiig’s character Maxine Simmons and her quest to secure a spot at America’s most elite table—the Palm Beach high society—by presenting herself as a superficially great person. That’s not a simple task, though, because she must ask herself the same issue that now puzzles us: how does one obtain a place at the table? What must be given up in exchange for the seat?
The cast features Kaia Gerber as Mitzi, Allison Janney as Evelyn, Leslie Bibb as Dinah, Laura Dern as Linda, Julia Duffy as Mary Jones Davidsoul, Mindy Cohn as Ann, and Ricky Martin in addition to Wiig, who also holds the position of executive producer. Dern works as an executive producer in addition. Pre-production for the ten-part series is presently underway, and more information is anticipated.
Sausage Party: Foodtopia (2024)
In yet another R-rated miniseries, “Sausage Party: Foodtopia,” which is a spin-off of the animated film “Sausage Party,” Wiig returns to voice Brenda, a hot dog bun, as a member of the supermarket crew (2016). The project, whose plot is being kept under wraps, will be available on Amazon Prime Video and will be spearheaded by showrunners Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir. Like in the first film, Seth Rogen will be in the front of the group as the sausage Frank. Wiig, Edward Norton, Sam Richardson, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, Will Forte, and Natasha Rothwell all accompany him. On May 16, 2024, the first episode of the series will be available on Prime Video.
The Husbands (TBA)
Based on Chandler Baker’s 2021 novel of the same name, which was published to great success in the New York Times, comes the feminist thriller film “The Husbands.” It was also adapted for the film by Baker. It is the tale of Nora Spangler, a successful lawyer and stay-at-home mother, who, while searching for a home in the Dynasty Ranch suburban neighbourhood, meets a number of other accomplished women who have very supportive spouses. However, she accepts the case when it comes to the death of a Ranch resident’s spouse, only to discover a secret that holds the key to having it all. But is killing someone really worth it?
Wiig is the only member of the cast that has been announced thus far, and it is likely that she will play Nora Spangler. Along with Baker, who serves as executive producer, Wiig produces the movie for the unrealized Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) project. We anticipate further updates.
Untitled Cinderella Evil Stepsisters Project (TBA)
Wiig will appear in an upcoming live-action Disney musical film that is still untitled and features Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine, Cinderella’s villainous stepsisters. It will shed light on how the two women attempt to preserve and uphold their family’s legacy from their early years through their stepsister Cinderella’s wedding to Prince Charming. In other words, the classic story is presented to us from a previously unexplored angle. The script is being written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo, who co-wrote “Bridesmaids.” Thus, even if it would be intriguing to see Wiig in the role of one of the evil sisters, we do not know if we will see her on screen. It is improbable because the two roles will be filled by younger actresses, according to Deadline. Still, who knows! More information regarding the cast, director, and production is awaited as the project is presently in the pitch stage.
Disney appears to be considering using live-action films to further explore its iconic antagonists. The antagonist “Cruella” from Emma Stone’s “101 Dalmatians” has already been introduced to us. A future prequel series called “Beauty and the Beast” will centre on the brothers Gaston and LeFou from another beloved Disney film.