Warning! Spoilers for Wonder Woman may lie below!
In just a matter of weeks, the world will no longer need to wait for Wonder Woman’s standalone debut. Come June, the DC icon will get her own live-action solo film, and critics cannot stop raving about the feature. Unlike its predecessors, Wonder Woman has captured the hearts of the press and led some to compare its impact to that of Christopher Nolan’s take on Batman. Still, there is much about the film which fans don’t know - and Wonder Woman’s villain ranks up there. Details about Ares and David Thewlis involvement with the character have been kept on the down-low, but it looks like the actor is now speaking out about his role.
And, as you will see, Thewlis is dishing out some rather surprising details about his supposedly villainous work.
Thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures, a slew of behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast of Wonder Woman have hit the Internet. In one chat, Thewlis appears and is asked about his work on the film. The actor, whose role is so-far credited as Sir Patrick Morgan, had this to say about his role:
“Sir Patrick’s entire drive through the other half of the story is to bring about the armistice. That’s his whole intention no matter what’s going on. He meets Diana and see in her somebody who is sympathetic to his cause quite vehemently so.”
Obviously, Patrick doesn’t sound like the menacing figure which Ares is made out to be in the comics. Thewlis has long been attached to the Wonder Woman villain, so plenty are wondering how Patrick and Ares connect in the upcoming DCEU flick. The villain is one who can’t help but advocate for war, but it looks like Patrick is a passive man who champions a peaceful armistice during World War I. Clearly, the two sides are in opposition of one another, but Wonder Woman could easily harbor a twist which combines the polar-opposite men.
So far, Wonder Woman has yet to give any clear looks at Ares, and the character will be brought to life via CGI. Thewlis may not bring loads of physicality to the role, but his work as Patrick may help set the stage of Ares’ dramatic reveal. The film’s trailer so far cast Danny Houston’s character to be the villainous as he knocks heads with Wonder Woman over his love of war. With him and Doctor Poison in apparent cahoots, Wonder Woman will certainly herself busy taking on the duo, leaving Patrick free to do whatever he needs to make way for Ares’ ultimate plot. And, as planned, Diana Prince will never see the betrayal coming.
Wonder Woman hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action-adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
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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