Wonder Woman 1984: Gal Gadot Photos Show a Milestone Has Been Hit
The summer 2020 sequel is well underway
There’s still no trailer for the next chapter in the Wonder Woman series: Wonder Woman 1984, set to release in the summer of 2020. But there is solid evidence that they at least have the raw materials for one in the bank — at least according to Gal Gadot’s instagram, which indicate that the the production has hit an important milestone: Filming has wrapped.
From what we know so far, Wonder Woman 1984 will take place in the 1980s, forcing Diana to grapple with the height of Cold War tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. She’s already proved herself capable of combatting geopolitical disaster in the earlier movies, though the threat of nuclear annihilation will up the ante a bit. The sequel’s release date has already been pushed back from November 2019 to June of 2020, but now at least the filming is done with plenty of time to spare.
Gadot’s post from this weekend is more of a sentimental tribute to her co-cast members and production team, though it does reveal that the film was shot on four “very different locations” in three different countries.
What are those countries? Gadot didn’t elaborate. But as far as locations go, we do know that the cast filmed in Washington D.C.. In June the Washington Post reported that Gadot and Chris Pine (who returns as a strangely ageless Steve Trevor) were both spotted near what appeared to be the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden near the National Mall.
This weekend Gadot posted three pictures which at least provide a few details about filming locations for the movie. In the first, she appears with Jenkins on a pretty unidentifiable street corner, but in the second she appears in what is probably the newly revamped Landmark Mall in Alexandra — a defunct shopping center that was specifically redone for the movie. The use of the Alexandria mall has been hinted at before. This summer Patty Jenkins tweeted a photo of Pine, clad in a 1980s-style jumpsuit, from that location.
Gadot didn’t disclose any more about the plot in her post, and there still isn’t a lot out there to hint at what actually happens in the film. At Comic-Con this summer, fans were treated to an early peek at a scene (which also notably featured a mall scene). And there is some footage of Kristen Wiig, who appears as Cheetah (the villain) performing a neat aerial stunt.
Still, it’s clear that Wonder Woman 1984 will have a lot to live up to after the success of the first film. At least now the shooting is done, they can start tackling that lofty goal in post-production.