When it comes to #comicbook based movies, fans and their theories are always the go-to source for information that hasn't been released by the studio, but could very well help us get a clearer view of what to expect. In the case of #WonderWoman, there's not much to say about the plot yet, but that doesn't mean we don't have any theories about what exactly is going to go down during #DianaPrince's origin story.
This page will help you keep track of all the theories about the Wonder Woman movie, from the easy to the wacky, and as such it will be updated regularly!
Ares Is The Main Villain
While it was just speculation for a while that Ares, the god of War, was the main villain of the Wonder Woman movie, it's now confirmed that Danny Huston will play the Amazon's princess's foe. His appearance makes perfect sense in the World War I context, as he's probably the one to have instigated the conflict.
One theory goes as far as suggesting that we've already been told that Wonder Woman will kill Ares: in Batman v Superman, she mutters that "she's killed things from other worlds before." So what if Ares was one of the New Gods from the comic book canon, who come not from Earth but from an alien planet? That in turn could mean that he's the one she's killed — she took the God Killer sword, after all.
The Woman In The Mask Is Doctor Poison
We know now that Elena Ayana's character is Doctor Poison, but how is her role going to affect Diana's journey among the humans? In the comics, this female villain disguised as a man works with the Nazis to destroy the US army. We've also learnt that Steve Trevor's plane was shot because he'd just stolen a file containing secret chemical formulas from the Germans...
It makes sense, then, that Doctor Poison would help Ares in his plan to wreak havoc on Earth by devising a powerful chemical weapon for him. One thing's for sure, she won't be pushed out of the way as easily as the soldiers Wonder Woman battles in the trailer, according to what Batman-News reported of Ayana's description of her role:
"Well, it was a small role in this big ensemble, but it is an important character in the story. It's directed by Patty Jenkins, then there's Gal Gadot as our main lead, Chris Pine as her co-lead and I'm going to be… a big nightmare for the two of them."
The first version of Doctor Poison in the comics also captured Steve Trevor, so that's where the real challenge could lie for Diana.
Steve Trevor Dies At The End Of The Movie
The interesting thing with Wonder Woman is that we've already seen the character much later in time, thanks to her short but sweet appearance in this year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While she eventually dusts off her weapons to fight alongside the two heroes, we got to see a disillusioned Diana, who spent most of her recent life in hiding and isn't so keen on wearing the Wonder Woman mantle again.
So what horrible event could possibly undermine the faith and optimism of a character such as Wonder Woman? World War I wasn't lacking in horrors, but she's an Amazon trained for combat, so our guess is that something much more personal has left her with a permanent scar.
This Wonder Woman theory is heartbreaking but plausible: Since we know from the comics that #SteveTrevor is her love interest, and that despite his courage he's nothing but a mere human — what if the war took Diana's love from her? While it's a tangible theory, I still hope we won't have to break out the tissues during Wonder Woman.
'Wonder Woman' Could Include A Hint At The Amazon's Conflict With Aquaman
Of course, a single movie can't and shouldn't include all of a comic book character's story arcs. But since Wonder Woman gets involved with #Aquaman later in the DCEU, it wouldn't be surprising to see him make a cameo in her solo movie. In the comics, after Diana killed Aquaman's wife Meera in an act of self-defense, the Amazons and the Atlanteans went to war. So could this history explain some of Aquaman's reticence to join the Justice League? It would at least spice up the relationship between the new group's members.
What's your favorite Wonder Woman theory?