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More proof that Ares could be the big bad in the new Wonder Woman movie

The French film magazine Studio Ciné Live has a new report on the new WONDER WOMAN film, which explicitly claims that Ares will indeed be the big bad. Though the issue isn't out yet, thanks to a translation from the site Les Toiles Heroiques, we have an excerpt from it:

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. (…) Diana Prince becomes Wonder Woman by helping Steve Trevor and a squad of proud arm-in-law in search of one who wants to wipe humanity off the map with deadly gas.

No matter what, take this with a grain of salt, as at this point it is all still just rumor. However, this isn't the first time the idea of Ares as villain was reported, as our very own Paul Shirey reported this scoop close to a year ago. While things have definitely changed since then - such as WWI being the main story and not just a framing device, and the inclusion of Circe - it seems Ares was in the mix from the get go. Hopefully this pans out though, because I want to see Diana kick mythological ass, not just random German dudes.

Either way, WONDER WOMAN will ass-kick into theaters June 2nd, 2017.

Extra Tidbit: Fantomah, "Mystery Woman of the Jungle", is the first female comic-book superhero, being introduced in February of 1940, while Wonder Woman debuted in 1941.

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