Danny Huston Talks About His Historical ‘Wonder Woman’ Villain

Wonder Woman Danny HustonOne of Wonder Woman‘s central antagonists is a historical figure – German Generalquartiermeister Erich Ludendorff, one of the key leaders of the Axis military forces in World War I. In the movie, he’ll be portrayed by Danny Huston, who just had an interview explaining what it was like playing a historical “bad guy” (for lack of a better term) instead of a supervillain.

Coming Soon just had an interview with Huston, who shed light on what having a fantasy-based take on a historical figure was like and the impressions he had with working with director Patty Jenkins. The video can be seen below:

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.

Wonder Woman rides into battle on June 2, 2017. Its cast includes Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, David Thewlis as Ares, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, and Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff.

Source: Coming Soon

Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.

  • Darthmanwe

    He is made the villain of the story in the movie as far as I understand, but historically, he and other generals in German military was trying to spread the war out thin so the losses to both military and civilians were mitigated. The idea to pull Ottomans into the war to open a new front was the generals’ brainchild.

    Remember people, WW1 was a sh.tshow for everyone involved. There are no good and bad guys there, only imperialists fighting other imperialists and colonials.

  • ripleycal

    Great interview! And FWIW, it’s “Generalquartiermeister” not “Generalquartermesiter”

    • KungFuCthulhu

      Thanks for the tip! I’ve applied that correction.

      – Grant

  • Richard Von Busack

    Axis? That was WWII. Central Powers is the right term. Good movie, anyway–