Wonder Woman Villain Revealed: Gal Gadot Facing Controversial Foe

The choice of villain for the DC Comics’ movie may leave Marvel unhappy.

Gal Gadot in the Wonder Woman movie
Superheroine Gal Gadot in the Wonder Woman movie. Image Warner Bros Pictures

The villain Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will face in the upcoming big screen version of the DC Comics superhero has been revealed and Marvel may not be too happy about it.

Due for release in June, Warner Bros. will be hoping that the film fares better than their previous comic book efforts Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, which were both mauled by the critics, but nevertheless proved box office gold.

There is a sense of quiet optimism about Wonder Woman though, thanks in no small part to an all-action trailer featuring Gadot in a series of eye-catching action set pieces.

With a cast containing the likes of Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright alongside The Office’s very own Lucy Davis, it’s certainly got plenty of star power behind it too.

And while details surrounding the movie’s plot remain top secret, French publication Studio Ciné Live has revealed that the movie’s main villain will be none other than fellow Wonder Woman favourite Ares, the God of War.

Gal Gadot Wonder Woman
Well trained Gal is a former Israeli soldier who does her own stunts.

Studio Ciné wrote, as reported by ComicBook.com:

“Behind these scientific formulas, there is a deadly gas that could well annihilate humanity. Now, it turns out that this is precisely the goal of Ares, the god of war. He is jealous of humanity, which is a creation of his father, the deceased Zeus (he was killed by Ares when he rebelled against him, with the help of the Amazons).”

Now here’s where things get a little awkward with Marvel because, as ScreenCrush notes, they also happen to have a character called Ares who also happens to be the God of War.

Ares in DC Comics.
Ares Image DC Comics

With DC Comics essentially calling dibs on the character, it now seems unlikely that we will ever seen Marvel’s incarnation of Ares in any of their films anytime soon. Awkward…

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