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When it comes to 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 , the outline of the plot may be clear, but there are still many gaps to fill, from her true origin to what will make her first adventure among men so traumatizing.

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!

Diana Could Be The Sister... Or The Daughter Of Ares

Wonder Woman's origin has always been a tricky subject, with the comics offering more than one version of her birth. While it hasn't been confirmed yet which direction exactly the movie is going to take, it seems like she'll definitely have god-like powers. If she was brought to life by Zeus, as she herself believes, that makes her a demi-goddess and a match for Ares. But what if Ares had a hand in her creation? After all, one version of the comics did portray him as her mentor.

Either way, we can expect a strong link between the Amazon warrior and the God of War that would explain why Queen Hippolyta has hidden her origins from Diana — and makes the final conflict all the more thrilling.

Ares Is The Main Villain

He might look mean, but he's no Ares [Credit: Warner Bros.]
He might look mean, but he's no Ares [Credit: Warner Bros.]

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 he'll be Diana's major opponent. His appearance makes perfect sense in the World War I context, as he's probably the one to have instigated the conflict.

Who's playing him? Danny Huston's character, who was long rumored to be Ares, is actually General Ludendorff — and while Ares might borrow the General's body, it turns out the god of War will be mostly CGI.

As for the turnout of Diana's confrontation with Ares, one theory goes as far as suggesting that we've already been told that Wonder Woman will kill him: 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

'Wonder Woman' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Wonder Woman' [Credit: Warner Bros.]

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

'Wonder Woman' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Wonder Woman' [Credit: Warner Bros.]

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 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

Jason Momoa as Aquaman in 'Justice League' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
Jason Momoa as Aquaman in 'Justice League' [Credit: Warner Bros.]

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 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?


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