The DC Extended Universe kicked off in a big way last year with the release of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. The trend of two DC Comics films a year continues in 2017 with the arrival of Wonder Woman and Justice League. Today, we will focus on the former. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman has been in development hell for years, and after casting the perfect actress in Gal Gadot, the movie is finally on its way. Gadot leads a brilliant cast, supported by Star Trek‘s Chris Pine, Danny Huston and Robin Wright. For months, the film’s main antagonist has been rumoured and debunked, but we may have finally received some confirmation straight from Steve Trevor actor, Chris Pine.
In a new interview with French film magazine, Studio Ciné Live, the actor revealed a few details in regard to the movie’s plot. From the trailers and promotional campaign, little is known about the actual story. We know the movie is set during World War I, and that is pretty much it. However, Pine may have let the cat out the bag with this one (translation courtesy of Les Toiles Heroiques):
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. Behind these scientific formulas, there is a deadly gas that could well annihilate humanity. Now, it turns out that this is precisely the goal of Ares, the god of war. He is jealous of humanity, which is a creation of his father, the deceased Zeus (he was killed by Ares when he rebelled against him, with the help of the Amazons)…
Welp, I guess we know who Wonder Woman is going up against! To be completely honest, the movie is set during the Great War, so it was not too difficult to see this one coming. As for who is playing the role? Nothing is confirmed. However, many believe (myself included) that Danny Huston is actually playing the role. He was seen in a brief shot from the first teaser trailer and looked a little too evil to just be a random evil guy. I’d bet my money on Huston portraying the role of Ares.
In addition to these details, we also have some brand new behind the scenes images from the film. You can check them out below:
So, what do you guys think? Are you excited to see Ares make his big screen debut? You can check out Wonder Woman when she arrives in cinemas everywhere on June 2nd, 2017.
Source: Les Toiles Heroiques