Exclusive: Here’s who is playing the villain Ares in ‘Wonder Woman’

Last month, French magazine Studio Ciné Live did a big feature on Wonder Woman. It was there that we first learned that Ares would be the villain in the movie. This was backed up earlier this month when images of Wonder Woman action figures surfaced that included collectible pieces of Ares’ armor.

Now, Batman News can exclusively report who is playing the villain. According to multiple sources, David Thewlis, best known as Professor Lupin in Harry Potter, will be playing Ares in Wonder Woman. I’m told that Ares is a mix of CGI and practical effects, and that he’s the main villain in the movie.

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David Thewlis in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The CGI aspect might be why we haven’t seen Ares in any trailers yet. They’re probably still working on it. But don’t be surprised to see him pop up in the next one.

Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2nd.