The next big film for the DCEU, Wonder Woman, hits theatres in June. Despite having two trailers for the film, we really don’t know too much about the actual story. Just about the only thing we know is that Wonder Woman leaves her Amazon paradise of Themyscira in an effort to save humanity during WWI. We know nothing about the villains of the film or what Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) are up against.
However, that may have changed thanks to a French website called Les Toiles Heroiques. The trick here, however, is that it’s all in French, so it’s entirely possible some of the translation here is spotty.
In the article, they interview Chris Pine who says of his character, Steve Trevor, that he plays a pilot who “… works for the Allies and spies on the Germans without their knowledge. My character steals a notebook filled with scientific formulas in an Ottoman base, he steals a plane but is shot down in the open sea.”
But there’s more to the story here. It seems Ares, the god of war, is very interested in these scientific formulas. As the magazine says:
“Behind these scientific formulas, there is a deadly gas that could well annihilate humanity. It turns out that it might interest Ares, the god of war. He is jealous of humanity, which is a creation of his father, the deceased Zeus (the Amazons and Zeus rebelled against Ares and Zeus died at the hand of his son)…”
The crashing into Themyscira we already knew about, but the book filled with formulas that could decimate all humanity, that’s new. That would explain much of Trevor’s motivation to convince Wonder Woman to help them, to convince all of the Amazons to help save the world. This would also explain the presence of Doctor Poison in the trailers, stacking her up to be one of the antagonists.
The article then goes on to explain the mythology behind the fight between Ares, Zeus, The Amazons and Humanity. Apparently, a very jealous Ares reduces the Amazons to slaves after Zeus makes them to be peacemakers. As such, the Amazons revolt against Ares with Zeus’s help. However, in the battle, Ares actually kills Zeus and the Amazons escape to Themyscira.
At least, that’s what we were able to make out of it. You can read the English translation of the French below. 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. »
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