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'Wonder Woman' Starts Filming, Cast Announced, Set Photo Released


Saturday morning brought some exciting news from the production of Warner Bros' long-awaited film 'Wonder Woman.' Gal Gadot shared an official set photo of her as Wonder Woman incognito while in London it appears. A press release also revealed the cast. 

While dropping news on a weekend morning is rather unorthodox it doesn't take away from the fact that after 75 years one of the most iconic heroes, female or male, is finally getting a film adaption. Principal photography has begun in the UK and the cast includes Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films) as Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright (Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), David Thewlis (“The Theory of Everything”), Ewen Bremner (“Snowpiercer”), Saïd Taghmaoui (“American Hustle”), Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live In”) and Lucy Davis (“Shaun of the Dead”).

Another odd thing is the casting. Usually, there's a ton of speculation and leaks or scoops leading up to an announcement. There had been rumors about Eva Green and Sean Bean being considered for roles but apparently that fell through. Pine, Wright, Taghmaoui, Huston, and the others make a solid acting ensemble but hardly A-listers. The release below didn't attach roles to the actors besides Pine but Wright as Hippolyta seems like a lock. And as the set photo of Pine and Taghmaoui showed, the rumors of the film taking place in different time periods seems legit, specifically during World War I and present day.

Pine and Taghmaoui on the set of 'Wonder Woman' 
Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman will first appear in 2016's 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' and her solo film will arrive in 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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