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Finally, Our First Real Peek At WONDER WOMAN’s Villain, Ares

In just over a month, the long-awaited Wonder Woman will arrive in theaters to give the Amazon superhero the spotlight she deserves. Curiously, Warner Bros. has given so little promotion to the film, it would be easy to forget that it’s coming. Think about it: at this point last year, we had Jared Leto’s Joker permanently tattooed on our brains for a movie that didn’t even come out until August! But all is not lost, movie fans! WB is finally starting to raise its game and the latest ads have finally given us a glimpse of the God of War himself, Ares! But is there a deeper secret behind Ares’ appearance in this film? Find out on today’s Nerdist News!

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Please note, there are potentially massive spoilers ahead for Wonder Woman! We are not kidding, one of the movie’s big reveals may have been exposed. So if you don’t want to know, then you should stop reading now.

Join host and Barbara Minerva’s former partner, Jessica Chobot, as she walks us through the very brief look at Ares. Notice how we don’t get to see his face? We can’t help but think that is a very deliberate choice, and one of the rare examples of self-restraint from the promotional team. Until now, we’ve believed that Danny Huston’s Erich Ludendorff would turn out to be Ares’ human form.

But recent reports have suggested that David Thewlis will actually be the one to play Ares, and it’s actually pretty clever. Who would suspect that Harry Potter’s beloved Professor Lupin had such a dark side? And Thewlis’ human character, Sir Patrick Morgan, is supposedly devoted to the ideals of peace. But if the current reports are true, then Sir Patrick’s real agenda is never-ending warfare, and that’s not something that Wonder Woman is going to allow.

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Are you excited about the potential Ares reveal? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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