Sources have confirmed the main villain in the upcoming Wonder Woman film will be Ares, the God of Conflict. Although trailers have revealed most of the action appearing to take place on the battlefields of World War I, speculation has abounded that the Amazon superheroine would have a more formidable, super-powered rival in her solo big screen debut. Although actor Danny Huston has been cast as an antagonist of some kind, it’s unclear whether or not he and Ares, one of her primary antagonists from the comic books, will be one and the same or perhaps one working in service of the other.
Recently, the French publication Studio Ciné Live did a feature on Wonder Woman and made some confirmations. In particularly, the magazine apparently confirmed that Ares would be Wonder Woman’s adversary in the movie
Further than that some more plot details have been revealed, including how Steve Trevor, portrayed by Chris Pine gets involved:
“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.”
More details about Ares and his role have also been revealed. Originally created/fathered by Zeus, Ares, a villain who thrives on conflict and is loosely modeled after the Greek god of war, essentially enslaved the Amazons before they fought and won their freedom. Although not as popular or recognizable as some of the other characters in DC’s Rogues Gallery, Ares plays a big part in Diana Prince’s life and emergence as Wonder Woman. In the comic books his only vulnerability was to weapons with magical properties which might have something to do with the photo released of her retrieving the God Killer sword.
Even though there is still time for another trailer, it appears that DC has learned their lesson regarding letting too much info out and are playing this one closer to the chest. A lot of pressure is on the shoulders of director Patty Jenkins, who won acclaim with the Charlize Theron indie film Monster. She will be the first woman to helm a big budget superhero franchise that fans are hoping will turn around the DC Cinematic Universe’s current streak of poorly received offerings. Wonder Woman comes out June 2nd.