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One of the most highly anticipated aspects of Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman v Superman movie is seeing the first big screen version of Wonder Woman, who will be played by Gal Gadot.

Ever since, fans have been caught up in debates. Is Gal Gadot was too thin? What would her costume look like? It was only when the official image of her was released, standing near a volcano with her iconic sword and lasso, that most fans came around to the idea that this was a Wonder Woman they could believe in.

Does Themyscira mean Greek Gods for Batman v Superman?

The final debate fans had about Wonder Woman centred on her "origins". So far in the DC cinematic universe we have only had one character with supernatural powers, and that is Superman. Many fans thought that Zack Snyder would attempt to give legitimacy to [Wonder Woman](movie:45787)'s story by tying her powers together with Superman's, making her a descended from Krypton, too.

However, we have since seen this structure being built in the desert - an ancient looking city, which would seem to confirm that Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman comes from Themyscira, and that her father is Zeus, king of the Gods.

Themyscira: built in the desert of New Mexico!
Themyscira: built in the desert of New Mexico!

This, however, begs the question: will we see any of the other Greek Gods in Batman v Superman? Which ones are likely? And how will this affect the other members of the Justice League?

Let's run through some possibilities:

Ares - God of War

Ares, like Wonder Woman, is a child of Zeus - but he is not commited to truth and justice in the same way as his (half) sister. Instead, he is the god of War, and, in some versions, he even manages to depose Hades as God of the Underword - essentially, Ares is a sort of Satan.

Ares: Son of Zeus, God of War!
Ares: Son of Zeus, God of War!

In the New 52 version of the comics, however (and this is the version Batman v Superman is assumed to follow most closely) Ares and Wonder Woman have a more complex relationship.

Initially her tutor, Ares becomes disappointed with Wonder Woman when she fails to kill the Minotaur. Ares still rescues Wonder Woman when she is nearly defeated by First Born. Nearly overcome himself, Gal Gadot's character sees her chance to defeat First Born, and ends up driving a spear not only through him, but through her mentor and brother Ares as well.

Ares as an old man in Darfur!
Ares as an old man in Darfur!

With his dying breath, he forgives her, saying that it is what he would have done.

Jason Momoa's Aquaman - Poseidon?

Another possibility that arises from the inclusion of the Greek Gods in the DC cinematic Universe, is some kind of link with Jason Momoa's character, Aquaman.

We have already seen a potential Batman v Superman connection between Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa's characters, when they both posted photos of themselves getting into shape by rock-climbing. But did this hint at something larger?

Jason Momoa & Gal Gadot for Batman v Superman?
Jason Momoa & Gal Gadot for Batman v Superman?

[Aquaman](movie:264237), traditionally, is the King of Atlantis and Lord of the Sea. However, much of his look (especially the darker, more rugged look that Zack Snyder is expected to opt for with Aquaman) owes a lot to traditional depiction of the Greek God Poseidon, also known as Neptune.

Poseidon, look familiar?
Poseidon, look familiar?

Long bedraggled hair, a trident and the ability to control the seas belong to both the characters - so could we see Aquaman's character sharing some of his origin with Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman?

It's possible, but what should also be noted is that Poseidon himself has long been a character in the DC universe, often even coming into conflict with Aquaman, and, once, even blinding him.

So far, we have not even mentioned Zeus, Hera, or some of the the other Greek Gods who could appear in [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870), or the movies which will follow it - but they are surely also a possibility for Wonder Woman's story.

So what do you think? Which Greek gods do you want to appear in Batman v Superman? WIll they be key to the DC cinematic universe? Write in with your thoughts and speculations below the line!


Will Aquaman & Wonder Woman be joined by the Greek Gods in Batman v Superman?


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