DC fans eagerly await 2016’s release of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and while the DC Extended Universe will expand later in 2016 with the supervillain team-up Suicide Squad, the next proper solo movie in this narrative continuum will be 2017’s Wonder Woman, which will star Gal Gadot and is currently filming in the U.K.
Production has only just started on Wonder Woman, and we’ve already seen some set images which set the movie apart from the other DCEU releases — other than it being the first female-led solo comic book movie of this modern age of the genre’s dominance and the first big-screen outing for the title character. Our first look at Star Trek star Chris Pine as love interest Steve Trevor — alongside co-star Saïd Taghmaou (American Hustle) — confirmed that Wonder Woman would be partially set in World War II, and we also had a look at Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman herself.
Now, more images from the U.K. set of Wonder Woman have emerged via Daily Mail, which feature Gadot and Pine in their period costumes as Diana Prince and Steve Trevor, surrounded by more than a hundred extras.
The following tweet from @ shows a cross-section of the types of set images on display:
Despite the tweet and the Daily Mail article frequently referring to the film as taking place during World War I, the film’s announcement and Gadot’s first set pic arrived with the tagline stating that Wonder Woman was an adventure “almost 75 years in the making,” placing the movie’s timeline within that of World War II, which adheres to the Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor’s comic book origins.
The location photos depict a set on the Thames River in Essex, where we can see Wonder Woman in her Diana Prince “disguise” and Pine as Trevor, both of them in civilian attire. They are surrounded by extras in the same period garb, including some in uniform — one of these appears to be Scottish actor Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting). The English setting and one sign in particular reading “French money exchanged here for officers and soldiers in uniform” point toward this scene taking place after Steve Trevor and the assorted military personnel have been transferred back to the U.K.
It’s still unclear just how much of Wonder Woman takes place in the past and how much in the modern era. All of the glimpses we’ve had so far seem to indicate that the comic book origins will be followed (to some extent): USAF intelligence officer Steve Trevor crash lands on Themyscira, the island home of Diana/Wonder Woman. She helps him recover and secretly follows him back to the outside world. We’ve seen images of Gadot as non-costumed Diana Prince in Batman V Superman — we can only assume her solo movie will provide the backstory on how and why she appears in her civilian guise.
Source: Daily Mail
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25th, 2016; Suicide Squad on August 5th, 2016; Wonder Woman on June 23rd, 2017; Justice League Part 1 on November 17th, 2017; The Flash on March 23rd, 2018; Aquaman on July 27th, 2018; Shazam on April 5th, 2019; Justice League Part 2 on June 14th, 2019; Cyborg on April 3rd, 2020; Green Lantern Corps on June 19th, 2020. Untitled Batman and Superman Solo Films will be coming at dates TBD.