When “Wonder Woman” hits theaters this June, World War I won’t be the only battle brewing on the horizon. According to a French publication, Ares — the Greek god of war — will stir up some trouble for humankind as well.
The report hails from “Studio Ciné Live,” which was transcribed and then translated by Les Toiles Héroïques, which means the following information should be taken with a grain of salt. The French website translated the magazine’s description of the movie from French to English, and the result reads:
Behind these scientific formulas, there is a deadly gas that could well annihilate humanity. It turns out that it might interest Ares, the god of war. He is jealous of humanity, which is a creation of his father, the deceased Zeus (the Amazons and Zeus rebelled against Ares and Zeus died from the hand of his son)…
Why did Zeus create the Amazons? Because shaping man in his image made his son Ares, incidentally a god of war, mad with jealousy, he convinces the guys to confront each other. To restore harmony between them, Zeus created the Amazons that Ares reduced to slavery. The Amazons revolt with the help of Zeus, who will die of the hand of his son having had time to find Themyscira, their haven of peace where they will grow Diana.
Rife with conflict, the description indicates that Ares may be to blame for some of Diana’s troubles in the upcoming film. Further, it suggests a deeper connection between the Amazons and Ares, who frequently appears as a member of Diana’s rogues gallery in the comics. However, the description doesn’t reveal how big of a role Ares will have in the action.
The report also included a statement from Chris Pine, who described his character Steve Trevor as a pilot who “steals a notebook filled with scientific formulas in an Ottoman base.” This falls in line with the description above, which claims that Ares is interested in this “scientific formula” with the potential to wipe out all of humanity.
Warner Bros. declined comment when reached by CBR.
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.