WONDER WOMAN Begins Filming, Gal Gadot Tweets First Official Pic

We started off the weekend with some Wonder Woman news, so let’s wrap it up with some more. Warner Brothers’ long in development Wonder Woman film has finally started production under director Patty Jenkins.

Gal Gadot, who will be playing the Amazonian superhero in next spring’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice before headlining this film tweeted out a new picture of her in character to mark the occasion.

According to the press release below from Warner Brothers, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremmer, Elena Anaya and Lucy Davis have all joined the cast. The press release doesn’t contain any story details, though it is strongly rumored that about half the film is set during World War One. That was at least in part confirmed last week when actor Said Taghmaoui tweeted out a picture of himself and co-star Chris Pine in period costume. Pine is set to play Wonder Woman love interest Steve Trevor.

Wonder Woman is set to hit theaters on June 23rd, 2017.

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman feature film, the highly anticipated action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (“Monster,” AMC’s “The Killing”), starring Gal Gadot (the “Fast & Furious” movies) in the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. The character will make her big screen debut this spring in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but the new film will mark her first time headlining a feature.

The film also stars Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films) as Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (“Clash of the Titans,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), David Thewlis (the “Harry Potter” films, “The Theory of Everything”), Ewen Bremner (“Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “Snowpiercer”), Saïd Taghmaoui (“American Hustle”), Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live In”) and Lucy Davis (“Shaun of the Dead”).

The film is being produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, with Richard Suckle, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Rebecca Roven serving as executive producers.

Joining Jenkins behind the camera are director of photography Matthew Jensen (“Chronicle,” “Fantastic Four,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“Amélie,” “A Very Long Engagement,” “Pan”), and Oscar-winning editor Martin Walsh (“Chicago,” “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “V for Vendetta”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Topsy-Turvy”).

Principal photography will take place on location in the UK, France and Italy.

Set to open in 2017, the Wonder Woman feature film is based on characters created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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Tom Stroud
November 23, 2015 11:47 am

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