Recent reports revealed that David Thewlis will be playing Ares in the upcoming film Wonder Woman. According to CBR, Fans have now been given a first look at the villain in toy form. At New York City’s Toy Fair 2017, Mattel’s DC Entertainment display featured toy figures of characters from the film. Ares stood alongside Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), and Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen). While the film has not released any images of Ares, this toy figure allows fans a glimpse at Wonder Woman’s foe. This is a great addition to the cast of characters that have appeared in the trailers.
Dark and menacing, the figure promises a sinister villain to face Wonder Woman. His headpiece appears more animalistic than George Perez’s 1987 illustrations. This look gives David Thewlis some great options for voicing this role, as he’ll reportedly appear on screen via a mix of CGI and practical effects. Though this will be a difficult task, Thewlis is a great choice for creating a perfectly villainous voice to match Ares. The action figure’s body armor and shield also add to the character. The God of War is clearly a formidable villain who will be very difficult to conquer, even for one of the World’s Finest.
Now that images of the action figure have been released, fans will anxiously await new trailers. Now we’re left wondering how Ares on the big screen will compare to Mattel’s toy form. What methods will Wonder Woman use to take on such a heavily armored villain? From what’s been shown of the film’s combat, meshed with Ares’ appearance, their inevitable battle is likely to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
The New York Toy Fair began Saturday, February 18 and runs through Tuesday, February 21 at the Javits Center. More images of the Wonder Woman collection may be found through ToyArk. Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2.
Images via ToyArk and Classic Comics Forum, DC