A new Wonder Woman rumor may shed some light on what the Amazonian princess's villains have in store for her first solo film.
The rumor comes from Heroic Hollywood, and suggest that in Wonder Woman – said to be set before Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ares is after a magical sword that could make him the most powerful of the Olympian gods:
So sources tell me that Ares has a blade he stole from the Amazons, it has enough power to make him the most powerful God and take over Olympus. However, the sword is locked and to activate it Ares wants to start World War 3 and use the power he will get from it to open the powers of the blade. As the God of War, Ares draws and nourishes his powers from malevolent psychic energy. After the final battle at the end of Wonder Woman, the sword disappears and Diana is supposedly looking for it in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
While unconfirmed, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones star Sean Bean is rumored to be up for the role of Ares. The sorceress Circe is also rumored to appear, played by 300: Rise of an Empire and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For's Eva Green. Previous rumors suggest that Ares would work from the shadows, while Circe challenges Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, in the open.
As the report warns, take this with a grain of salt. It was not confirmed at time of publication, and, if it is true, the plan could still change during the film's production.
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