Ares Finally Confirmed For ‘Wonder Woman’ As New Images Hit

Credit: DC Comics/Warner Bros.

Credit: DC Comics/Warner Bros.

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)…

Credit: DC Comics/Warner Bros.

Credit: DC Comics/Warner Bros.

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:

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Credit: Studio Cine Live

Credit: Studio Cine Live

Credit: Studio Cine Live

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Credit: Studio Cine Live

Credit: Studio Cine Live

Credit: Studio Cine Live

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

Roby D'Ottavi

Roby D'Ottavi

Just a young writer hoping to become an old writer. From the land Down Under; no, I don't know Jai Courtney.

  • Invincibillie

    So Ares, the God of War, wants to annihilate Humans off the face of the Earth because he’s jealous, and together with the Amazons he killed Zeus? I hope something was lost in translation because this sounds very bizarre…and kinda stupid tbh

    • Maxi Iroh

      That’s probably something that happened very long ago.

      • Invincibillie

        well it’s not what I was expecting…what does the God of War get from annihilating the human race? The Amazons partnered up with Ares? wtf, of all the things they could’ve done

        • Maxi Iroh

          Yeah, it’s kind of strange, maybe that has something to do with the motherbox they have.

          • SAMURAI36

            Nope, it’s a part of WW’s history. Albeit, a bit updated.

          • Maxi Iroh

            From Brian Azzarello’s run? i’m not through with that yet.

          • SAMURAI36

            No, it’s pre-Crisis. However, Azz’s run does take cues from that story, as Zeus is dead in that story as well.

          • Maxi Iroh

            Umm, didn’t know that.

          • rawrnomgrr

            You really should finish it, it’s just fantastic.

        • SAMURAI36

          You do realize that Ares has tried to sack Olympus several times, right?

          • Invincibillie

            There you are, DC’s fanboy numero uno…never has Ares attempted to kill all humankind out of jealousy, it’s an odd choice for the God of War…never have the Amazons been created by Zeus, never have the Amazons been enslaved by Ares…none of this is even remotely faithful to the comics…and it’s not better either…

          • Matches Malone

            Indeed. I’ve read WW off and on for years and never run into these story dynamics, save Ares at war with/attempting to subjugate the Amazons; that has happened in a few stories.

          • SAMURAI36

            Then you haven’t been reading all that much. See my response to Invincibillie’s uninformed statement.

          • SAMURAI36

            You idiots are not even trying.

            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ares_(DC_Comics)

            His final scheme before the history-changing battle of the Crisis on Infinite Earths was to ally himself with Hades and the Anti-Monitor to subdue the Gods of Olympus. As Wonder Woman engaged him in final battle, Steve Trevor freed the gods and Hades’s wife Kore appealed to her husband with a message of love, leaving Mars isolated.

            I’m convinced that you’ve never read a DC comic, a day in your lives.
            Also, if the Duke of Deception is indeed in the film, then the ties to Ares are all the more apparent.

        • SAMURAI36

          You mean, other than taking direct cues from the comics?

        • Kelly

          Read the description. Ares pushed mankind to war so Zeus created the Amazons to act as a safeguard against him.
          They picked Zeus’ side in a war against Ares, but lost when Zeus got killed.

          • SAMURAI36

            Precisely. These guys are so clueless.

        • There could be many things. I mean, do you know the original story of what Hercules and his army did to the Amazonians?

          Never know until we know.

          • Invincibillie

            I know nearly everything about Wonder Woman. Obviously I’m aware of what Hercules did to the Amazons, I know Ares egged him on…But Ares himself, to my knowledge, never enslaved the Amazons, Ares never killed Zeus, Zeus never created the Amazons….they’re straying from the source material

    • Whatsupdoc

      The humans were a creation of Ares’ father Zeus, and out of hatred and jealousy Ares set out to destroy Zeus’ beloved humans. The Amazons in-turn, teamed up with Zeus to fight Ares. However it looks like they failed and Ares killed Zeus and won the war. Seems pretty straight-forward.

    • Darthmanwe

      They copied off God-Lucifer dynamic onto the Zeus-Ares one.

      Nothing so complicated about that.

      • rawrnomgrr

        I mean Zeus didn’t care much for Ares in original Greek mythology… which pre-dated Christianity by several thousand years. So I wouldn’t necessarily say they copied any part of Christianity.

      • Invincibillie

        I didn’t say it was “complicated”, in fact I think it sounds rather stupid…but hopefully the actually movie won’t be…I’m a little bit worried though just because I know this script was written in just a few months

    • SAMURAI36

      What do you expect to happen with a being that is the God Of War. Ares has always been myopic, & lacks temperance.

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    • Thanostic

      As a mostly Marvel guy, I’m still going to disagree with you on this one. I thought she was the best part of BvS…and I like BvS better now than when I saw it in the theaters. I still don’t love it…but I like it more.

    • De Bastia

      Funny, u should call yourself stevey wonder lol open your eyes bro

  • SAMURAI36

    BTW Rob, this is actually a very well written article. ?

    • Roby D’Ottavi

      Sam, that is too sweet.

      • Marquis de Sade

        “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.”

        I’m pretty certain that opening paragraph gave sammy-rai the warms and fuzzies…He’s predictable that way.

  • jsw7533

    Nice to hear they didn’t completely ditch Greek mythology.

  • Torrey Davon Green

    I think it’s stupid. I haven’t read a WW comic in years, so I’m not sure what they’ve been doing with Greek mythology, but I think the notion of Greek gods being mortal is bizarre and confusing to anyone who knows anything about Greek mythology; never mind the fact that Zeus was all wise and all powerful according to the Greeks. Ares would never be able to beat Zeus in a fight, let alone kill him.

    • Actually not all too accurate, that’s like saying no one could beat Cronus

      • SAMURAI36

        Right, the Greek Gods killed the Titans.

    • SAMURAI36

      You mot only know very little about DC comics, but you also know very little about mythology. In the comics, Zeus is currently dead. But Gods never stay dead for long. Plus, WW has killed Ares. WW’s mother killed Thrax, Ares’s son. Gods die all the time.

      • rawrnomgrr

        THANK YOU. Gods die all the time in mythology.
        And also, wasn’t the whole reason WW has her super powers (flying etc.) because she killed Ares?

    • Kelly

      Sure he could. After all, Zeus beat his more powerful father (Cronus), who beat his even more powerful grandfather (Uranus). And Zeus was always paranoid of the prophecy that one of his children would defeat him.
      And that has actually happened in comics at the hands of Athena.

      Also, Diana killed Ares in the New 52 and became the new god of war. So, yes, gods can be injured and killed.
      Ares, himself was injured during the Trojan War and had to flee the fight.