— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) April 28, 2017
It reveals the official first (fiery) glimpse of primary antagonist Ares, who’s been absent from the film’s marketing until this point. The Greek god, and longtime Wonder Woman foe, is widely rumored to be portrayed in some form by “Harry Potter” veteran David Thewlis, who appears in the film as Sir Patrick Morgan. Ares has previously only been spotted in toy form, and just this week in packaging for Hot Toys’ movie tie-in.
“Wonder Woman” tells the story of the Amazon princess who, after discovering the body of American fighter pilot Steve Trevor washed ashore on Themyscira, sets out to bring an early end to World War I.
Written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns from a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder, “Wonder Woman” stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Lisa Loven Kongsli and David Thewlis. The film opens June 2, 2017.