Last week we brought you some rumblings about the upcoming ‘Wonder Woman’ solo movie starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine and Diana the Amazon Princess and Steve Trevor, her human love interest. You can read these reports here, but to summarize:
- The majority of the movie will take place in the present– or rather, before ‘Batman V Superman’– but there will be a flashback to World War I which was the time of Wonder Woman’s first clash with Ares.
- Ares, who will be decked out in gladiator-style battle armor, is attempting to start World War III and is using Circe to help him, as he will serve as more of a behind-the-scenes string-puller.
- During her battle with Wonder Woman, Circe transforms into a Chimera-like creature.
In the epic poem ‘The Odyssey’, Circe used her magic to turn men into beasts and she will apparently use this power against Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor in the service of Ares, keeping them busy so he can complete his own mission.
And what is that mission? His overall goal is to conquer Mount Olympus, the home of his fellow Greek Gods. By starting World War III, his mystical energies will be fueled by the destruction and bloodshed. He needs this energy to “unlock” an ancient Amazon sword which will grant him the might to overthrow the other Gods.
As we all saw in the ‘Batman V Superman’ trailer, Wonder Woman is shown slinging a blade in battle. (See the picture at the top of the page for a close up view.) Is it the same weapon?
The rumor is that the mystic sword vanishes at the end of Wonder Woman’s battle with Ares.
In ‘Batman V Superman’, when Diana first appears, she is on a quest to locate this sabre.
So far things sound pretty good. Ares trying to ignite WWIII is perfectly in keeping with the early issues of Wonder Woman’s comic book when it was modernized in the 80s. (Of course, it’s since been overhauled a few more times.)
Keep in mind, these are just RUMORS at this point. Anything could happen between now and when filming starts. But this plot description is quite accurate to the comics. (That right there probably proves it’s false.)
What do you think? Does this sound like a good plan for the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie?
Source: Heroic Hollywood