Audiences will get their first peek at DC Comics’ Diana Prince in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, though production has already begun for the superheroine’s solo film, Wonder Woman. The latter movie, which stars Gal Godot in the title role and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, will debut in 2017 ahead of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman followup, Justice League Part 1.
The Wonder Woman solo film will act as a prequel of sorts to the other upcoming DC comic book film adaptations, by placing Wonder Woman in a World War I setting. We’ve already seen multiple set images confirming the time period. However, we can now add some additional video footage to the mix, too.
CB has collected a couple of Instagram videos that detail the WWI-era London set for the Wonder Woman solo movie, which you can check them out below. The Wonder Woman sequence being filmed here is set at Lincoln’s Inn, which is located in Central London. The set is naturally dressed to look like it takes place during the early 20th century. Vehicles and costumes all harken back to that era in history. In the top video, we get a glimpse of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, leading Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman through the street. Godot is wearing a cloak, similar to what we see in the first official image from the film.
While we know that Wonder Woman will take place during WWI, we’ve also heard rumors that the film will span multiple timelines, jumping back and forth between WWI and the modern era. This rumor comes from reports that Chris Pine will play multiple Trevors, filling the role of Steve Trevor during WWI, and his grandson in the modern era.
In addition to Gal Godot as Wonder Woman and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, the film also stars David Thewlis (Harry Potter) Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans), Ewen Bremner (Snowpiercer), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead), and Robin Wright (House of Cards). Nicole Kidman was previously attached to star as Hypolita, but left the project due to scheduling. We’ve heard rumors that Robin Wright, though previously in an unknown role, might switch roles to take Kidman’s place.
The film marks the first female-led DC superhero film to date, making it one of the most historic and anticipated upcoming movies. It is directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster) with a screenplay written by Jason Fuchs (Pan). It will be followed shortly by other solo movies featuring Justice League members, including films starring Ezra Miller as The Flash and Jason Momoa as Aquaman in 2018.
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.