Gal Gadot may have already brought Diana Prince to life in the present day in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but for Wonder Woman the Amazonian warrior is heading back to World War I. Upon the revelation this will be a period piece, fans began to wonder what threat could be posed back then that would require Diana’s services. The thought of battling alongside a group of soldiers is great, but no matter what human threat they are facing, it would be no match for Wonder Woman.
This had led to speculation that some larger threat was going to be included in secret, but that secret has come to light in the past few months. It has previously been revealed that Ares, the god of war, will be present in the movie and possibly pulling the strings to make the first World War happen. While previous action figures have shown off his form, the official LEGO sets for Wonder Woman reveal a larger than life portrayal of the villain.
EW has revealed the first look at the official LEGO sets for the film, and while no one will be surprised to see Wonder Woman or Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) included, the set also shows off Ares. In this set, which may not be completely movie accurate in terms of a scene that will appear, Wonder Woman is battling a version of Ares that is roughly five times her size, all while Steve flies a plane around him. Check out the first look for yourself:
If there is any confusion as to Ares’ size possibly just being misrepresented in this box art, all the pieces shown that make up Ares show he simply isn’t a regular figure. This is a rather big reveal – something LEGO sets have made a habit of – as it not only re-confirms that Ares is in the film, but that he will be a towering villain for Diana to battle.
With this being just the latest case of Ares being shown in an unofficial, live-action form, it will be interesting to see whether or not WB shows him off in a possible final trailer. The studio may be hesitant to do so after the reaction to the Doomsday reveal during the BvS marketing, but given his prominence in the toys, it would not be surprising.
This potential scene also could line up with what has started to be shown in the trailers so far. Wonder Woman has a very physical confrontation with Danny Huston’s mystery character, that eventually leads to a battle on top of buildings. Steve can also be seen flying his plane in what appears to be the same time and setting in the trailers, which could confirm that this is the set for the film’s climactic battle. Some may be disappointed to (possibly) see this now and in this way, but hopefully the full, elaborate battle will make up for that.