It looks like fans won’t need to wait until Wonder Woman hits theaters this summer to find out which big bad she’ll be facing off with in the highly anticipated film. French website Les Toiles Heroiques (rough translation: Stinky Cheese News) discovered the information in an issue of another French magazine that profiles the film. Knowing that nosy American websites would soon be snooping around, looking for information to add to their clickbait articles about superhero movies, the website provided this English translation of an excerpt from the article:
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.
Sacre bleu! That’s a big reveal! It looks like Ares will be the villain, or at least a villain, in Wonder Woman, and he will be trying to get his hands on a deadly gas that could annihilate humanity. Jeeze, he could have saved himself the trouble and weaponized our butt after that big plate of Escargots de Bourgogne we had for dinner last night.
Uproxx goes on to further speculate that Ares could be played by Danny Huston, as this German soldier character was rumored to be Ares in disguise:
So there, you’ve spoiled yourself on Wonder Woman’s villain by reading this article. Are you satisfied with yourself?
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, and will be released on June 2. A French version of the film, performed entirely by mimes, will be released a few days later, on June 7.