Ares, the god of war, will be the main adversary to overcome in the upcoming Wonder Woman film. Comicbook snagged a translation from a French film site confirming the news that reads as follows...
“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)…”
If I had to guess, Ares will be disguised as a German army general in human form or something like that and we won't get to see him in his full godly garb until the end of the film, if at all.
Even though we know the villain, there are still a lot of unknowns about how Ares will be portrayed in the film. Ares has been known as a brother to Diana Prince, a mentor, and I even remember a Justice League episode where he claimed to be her father! WB and DC may choose to revisit one of those directions, or just go ahead and make up yet another way their fates are tied. They may even pretend like the two have never met before!
The inclusion of Ares adds a mythological opening that I hope we see more of in the film! As much as I like the war movie feel, I also want to see some over the top Amazon vs. a Greek God kind of action going on! Do you think we'll get to see some fantasy style action in this film or will it be all war based?
Wonder Woman is in theaters June 2nd.