There’s little doubt that Wonder Woman is one of the most anticipated films of 2016. Thanks to Gal Gadot, the iconic heroine has been thrust back into the entertainment industry after she brought Diana to life in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. When she returns to the big screen in her own standalone, Wonder Woman will find herself entering the world of man for the first time, and she will also have a worthy opponent to showdown with. After lots of speculation, it seems like the truth is out!
Yes, Ares fans, that's right. It looks like the character will be the villain of the blockbusting movie.
Recently, the French publication Studio Ciné Live did a feature on Wonder Woman and divulged details about the movie that fans have been waiting to hear. In particularly, the magazine apparently confirmed that Ares would be Wonder Woman’s adversary in the movie, and Les Toiles Héroïques translated the feature’s description for English-speaking fans. You can check it out below:
“Behind these scientific formulas, there is a deadly gas that could well annihilate humanity. Now, it turns out that this is precisely the goal of Ares, the god of war. He is jealous of humanity, which is a creation of his father, the deceased Zeus (he was killed by Ares when he rebelled against him, with the help of the Amazons)…”
Aside from the Ares revelation, the magazine also spoke with Chris Pine about his role, and the actor shared some new plot points along the way. Pine explained, “I play a pilot who works for the Allies and spies on the Germans without their knowledge. My character steals a notebook filled with scientific formulas in an Ottoman base, he steals a plane but is shot down in the open sea.”
If you are not familiar with Ares, then you should know the baddie is one of the more popular villains to face-off with Wonder Woman. In recent comic book entries, Ares has become known as Wonder Woman’s brother which would understandably make family reunions awkward. The heroine’s optimistic interest in mankind is contrast sharply by Ares and his mission to bring humanity to its knees.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).
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Wonder Woman opens on June 2, 2017.