Struck down by the Sentry during the Siege of Asgard, Marvel's Greek God of War has been out of the picture for a number of years now.
Recently Uncanny Avengers writer Rick Remender revealed that he almost revived Ares as part of the Horsemen before using the Sentry. During his research, Remender discovered he really liked Ares. (Source: http://www.newsarama.com/17851-rick-...-avengers.html)
"Tom Brevoort and I went back and forth between Ares and Sentry for months, and we had settled on Ares. The more I got into in what I could do with Ares, the more I realized, Ares is super-cool, and Ares as war — this was before the idea of turning them all into deaths, when I was still just considering the Four Horsemen — made a lot of sense, obviously, but it didn't interest me as much. It just didn't."
And while not the most relevant bit of news, Ares recently popped up as a Spec Ops hero in the social game Avengers Alliance. Is this possibly hinting at a new relevancy for the character?
Is the Greek God of War's return to the battlefield nigh? Or will he remain a prisoner of the Underworld?