Wonder Woman: Elena Anaya On Potential Doctor Poison Return

Wonder Woman

**Spoilers for Wonder Woman**

In a crucial moment in the climactic finale of Wonder Woman, Diana is offered the chance to kill Doctor Poison by the God of War, Ares. Reflecting on the last words that Steve Trevor spoke to her, Diana decides to let the villainous doctor live. Could this potentially leave the door open for a return at some point in the DC Extended Universe?

In a recent interview with The Verge, Elena Anaya, who plays Dr. Maru, aka Doctor Poison, in the film, revealed whether or not she would be interested in returning to the franchise. Here is what the actress said:

“Yes, yes, yes. But I have no answer for that. As you know, when these movies are made, they ask you basically to marry them for the rest of your life. I’d be so happy to be back, to be able to be evil again. It’s so good, it’s so fantastic.”

The actress went on to talk about what aspects of the character she would like to explore in a future film:

“I think Dr. Maru has a lot left to do, and show, and tell. She hides her femininity and vulnerability. It’s so easy for her to escape from every situation. She’s like a tiny criminal ant, it’s so difficult for her to be caught. She has many faces. You know, there is a moment in the movie when we see her face without the damage, and she looks like a fairly normal, easygoing chemist, like somebody who’s clever in her work. Who could tell that this person is going to invent the most destructive weapon ever? So, I think Dr. Maru could have a nice side, and show it to the audience. It’d show a lot to the audience about evil people. About what I said about how they exist in real life, with a lot of power to changes everybody’s life.”

Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui and Eugene Brave Rock. Here is the official synopsis for the film:

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 is in theaters now. You can check out my review of the film here.

Source: The Verge

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).