Earlier today, The Daily Mail released several photos of Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot and Chris Pine on set on the banks of the Thames in Essex in the United Kingdom. These photos show the two in what appears to be World War I garb alongside 150 or so extras. Rumors have been circulating regarding the setting of the upcoming film, and these new photos would seem to confirm that at least part of the film will be set during the first World War. Due to be released in 2017, production is still in the early stages, but it is exciting to have some proof that Wonder Woman really is finally making it to the big screen.
Israeli actress Gal Gadot has the honor of playing Wonder Woman in the upcoming DCEU movie, with Star Trek’s Chris Pine playing her love interest, Captain Steve Trevor, a United States Air Force pilot. The photos show the two, as well as Scottish actor Ewen Bremner and a host of extras, wearing military uniforms and carrying arms. It appears that the troops are just returning from a tour in France, judging by signage that reads “French money exchanged here for officers and soldiers in uniform”. While this and a sign urging people that “Your King and country need you, enlist now” clearly depict a WWI setting, it has been suggested that at least half of the film will take place in modern times.
Although Wonder Woman will technically be making her big screen debut in next year’s Batman v Superman, it is a relief to have some tangible proof that the beloved heroine does in fact have her own film in the works. Since 1996, various actresses and directors have been attached to a Wonder Woman project, with Sandra Bullock and Christina Hendricks amongst the many rumored wielders of the Lasso of Truth. For whatever reason, despite Wonder Woman’s well-known status in DC comics, it has been a long struggle to get her on the Silver Screen. But the wait it (almost) over! Patty Jenkins is directing the film, the first woman to direct a super hero film. It seems there are a lot of firsts happening here. Perhaps Hollywood has realized women and girls do in fact enjoy comic book heroes (and, let’s be real, villains).
Wonder Woman is set to be released June 23, 2017.
Source: The Daily Mail