DC and Warner Bros. are quite excited about the reaction so far to Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman solo film, a film that will tell the original of the DC icon while also introducing some of her most popular villains. That includes the God of War Ares, who will play a major role in the film.
The character has been depicted in a variety of ways in the comics, but more often than not he is antagonizing Diana in some way, seeking to submit or destroy the Amazons who often prohibit him from doing what he loves, causing chaos and war. ComicBook.com's Brandon Davis recently had the chance to catch up with the director at WonderCon and asked how her version differs from the one seen in the comics.
"I think that it was a great delight to place him in the world in a way where he believes in exactly what a real true Ares does, and what kind of havoc would an Ares wreak on this planet and how, and there are some pretty good jobs to put him in for that."
Jenkins is excited about the role Ares serves in the project, but she's also enthused for fans to see the film as a whole, a film that seeks to please fans of all types. "I really aspire to make a film with all the various dimensions of a grand film, and so I hope we succeeded in that way. I know when I watch it, there's not one thing that I love more than another, I like all of it because it's all integral to her story, so that's what I hope. I hope there's a little something for everyone."
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).
The DCEU continues with Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.
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