In just a few months, the DC Extended Universe will grow a bit bigger thanks to Wonder Woman. Warner Bros. is set to debut the heroine's first solo live-action movie with Gal Gadot playing Diana. The period film will explore Wonder Woman's origins against the backdrop of World War I, and fans have seen lots of footage from the feature already through trailers and TV spots. However, one character has proven to be stubbornly elusive, and fans are more than ready to see Ares in full-on action.
There's no telling when Warner Bros. will reveal its first close-up of Ares, but fans can get a look at the villain's profile if they'd like. Thanks to some new merchandise for Wonder Woman, fans are able to glance over Ares' terrifying armor.
Over on Twitter, the packaging for Hot Wheels' Wonder Woman character cars item was shared by DC Comics diehards. The packaging shows Wonder Woman standing behind her own sleek muscle car, and the heroine is shown looking at Ares from over her shoulder. Beside Wonder Woman, the iconic villain is shown in shadows, but fans can get a look at his headgear and formidable shield.
So far, Wonder Woman has only teased fans with looks at Ares through toys. The first look at the character came from the 2017 Toy Fair where DC Entertainment showed off its movie action figure line. Wonder Woman was shown in force, but other characters like Steve Trevor and Ares were also gifted figures as well. The latter was shown carrying his massive shield, and Ares' face was similarly blacked out to boot.
When fans are able to see Ares outright, it will be a long-awaited gift. David Thewlis will bring the baddie to life, and director Patty Jenkins is excited for fans to meet the live-action villain. Speaking with ComicBook's Brandon Davis, Jenkins told our site she believes Ares is "the biggest villain of Wonder Woman's world."
"If you're going to start off big, start off right with the greatest villains," she finished.
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.
Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.
The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, Wonder Woman.
The film will be released on June 2, 2017.
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