Since Gal Gadot’s portrayal of Wonder Woman in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans have been clamoring to see more of her in the iconic role. And now, after years of development, they will be this year with director Patty Jenkins at the helm. The solo Wonder Woman movie is one of two DC Comics films scheduled to premiere in 2017 with Justice League being the other. So actually, fans will be getting a double dose of their favorite Amazonian Princess. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. are spoiling us good this year and we’re just going to sit back and let them do it.
As with Justice League, details regarding this movie are slow to surface to help preserve the fun and excitement. Despite this, major details were revealed yesterday including the identity of the film’s main antagonist along with some great behind the scenes images in an interview that actor Chris Pine, who portrays the male lead Steve Trevor in the film, to the French film magazine, Studio Ciné Live.
Going into this interview, we already knew that the movie is set during World War I from the trailers, but little information was known about the story line. Now, thanks to Pine, we have some. Here’s what Chris Pine had to say:
“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)…”
WOW! This is huge news. Ares is the perfect antagonist to go toe to toe with Diana in her first solo film. Who will portray the God of War? That’s still a tossup right now. However, if I were to hazard a guess, I would place my money on Danny Huston. He’s been spotted in the trailer looking quite malevolent and he’s too good of an actor to be wasted in a minor role in a film this size. In fact, if he isn’t playing Ares, then that just a waste of talent.
Check out the great behind-the-scenes images that the magazine published.
Let us know what you think about these new details and who you think will be playing Ares.
Wonder Woman will be smashing on to theater screens everywhere on June 2nd, 2017.
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