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When it comes to comic book 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 Wonder Woman, 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 Diana'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

'Wonder Woman' / DC/Warner Bros.
'Wonder Woman' / DC/Warner Bros.

One of the main Wonder Woman theories is that while still unlisted on the movie's IMDb page, Danny Huston's character is almost certainly Ares, the God of War. Wonder Woman's nemesis in the comics, Ares's appearance would make even more sense considering the movie's World War I context — he could even be partially responsible for the conflict.

The Woman In The Mask Is Doctor Poison

'Wonder Woman' / DC/Warner Bros.
'Wonder Woman' / DC/Warner Bros.

While we don't know if she works at all with the God of War, this theory about the Wonder Woman movie establishes that Elena Ayana's character might very well be Doctor Poison. In the comics, this female villain disguised as a man works with the Nazis to destroy the US army, so the fact that part of her face in the movie is artificial and that World War I was known for its use of dangerous chemicals both fit her comic book background.

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' / DC/Warner Bros.
'Wonder Woman' / DC/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 Steve Trevor 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' / DC/Warner Bros.
Jason Momoa as Aquaman in 'Justice League' / DC/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 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?