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Every film needs a bad guy and Wonder Woman‘s villain turns out to be Ares, the Greek god of war who is seeking to end humanity.

The report comes from French publication Studio Ciné Live, but do take it with a grain of salt. Here’s the material, as translated to english:

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.

In short, it means the Amazons have some deeper connection with Ares, who often appears as a member of Diana’s rogues gallery in the comics and it looks like he’s to blame for her troubles in the movie.

Coincidentally, Chris Pine’s character Steve Trevor also steals a notebook filled with scientific formulas from an Ottoman base, which does fall in line with Ares and his interest in said deadly gas.

Wonder Woman opens 2 June 2017, and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Elena Anaya, Florence Kasumba and Saïd Taghmaoui.

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