Wonder Woman sequel filming in DC and Spain

A sequel to Warner Bros.’ superhero movie Wonder Woman is filming on location in Washington, DC, Virginia and Spain, alongside studio work in the UK.

A sequel to Warner Bros.’ superhero movie Wonder Woman is filming on location in Washington, DC, Virginia and Spain, alongside studio work in the UK.

Entitled Wonder Woman 1984, Gal Gadot returns as Amazonian princess Diana in a story that pits her against arch villain The Cheetah. Patty Jenkins returns to direct.

Wonder Woman sequel filming in DC and Spain
Wonder Woman

The film will be the second in the DC cinematic universe to film studio work in the UK, following Zack Snyder’s Justice League that was based at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden near London.

Spain and the Canary Islands are popular European filming locations, particularly for desert settings, and as such seem likely to be replacing Italian locations used as Diana’s homeland in the first film.

High-profile recent visitors to the Canary Islands have included Solo: A Star Wars Story that made use of the region’s higher filming incentives by making Fuerteventura its key non-studio location.

Washington, DC, is a less common filming location choice as jurisdictional arrangements between local authorities can make permitting and other production practicalities a challenge.

Producers frequently film ‘beauty shots’ in the city before using other parts of the US as stand-ins. Political satire Veep is set in Washington but spent years using Baltimore in Maryland as a double.

Location filming for the Wonder Woman sequel will also take place in Alexandria, a city in Maryland that lies just south of Washington.

“Bringing in a project with this scope and international reach translates to an incredible economic win for the commonwealth, both during production and beyond, bringing immeasurable exposure and opportunities for film tourism for years to come,” said Andy Edmunds, director of the Virginia Film Office, of the Wonder Woman shoot.

Virginia is not known as a US production hub but does offer a 15% tax credit and sometimes hosts key TV shows and features. Terrorism drama Homeland filmed its most recent series in and around Richmond, spending around $40m locally.

The Wonder Woman team is reportedly filming scenes at Landmark Mall, an Alexandria shopping centre that closed to the public in early 2017 after half a century of trading.

Image: Clay Enos/Warner Bros

Wonder Woman sequel filming in DC and Spain
Wonder Woman

A sequel to Warner Bros.’ superhero movie Wonder Woman is filming on location in Washington, DC, Virginia and Spain, alongside studio work in the UK.

Entitled Wonder Woman 1984, Gal Gadot returns as Amazonian princess Diana in a story that pits her against arch villain The Cheetah. Patty Jenkins returns to direct.

The film will be the second in the DC cinematic universe to film studio work in the UK, following Zack Snyder’s Justice League that was based at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden near London.

Spain and the Canary Islands are popular European filming locations, particularly for desert settings, and as such seem likely to be replacing Italian locations used as Diana’s homeland in the first film.

High-profile recent visitors to the Canary Islands have included Solo: A Star Wars Story that made use of the region’s higher filming incentives by making Fuerteventura its key non-studio location.

Washington, DC, is a less common filming location choice as jurisdictional arrangements between local authorities can make permitting and other production practicalities a challenge.

Producers frequently film ‘beauty shots’ in the city before using other parts of the US as stand-ins. Political satire Veep is set in Washington but spent years using Baltimore in Maryland as a double.

Location filming for the Wonder Woman sequel will also take place in Alexandria, a city in Maryland that lies just south of Washington.

“Bringing in a project with this scope and international reach translates to an incredible economic win for the commonwealth, both during production and beyond, bringing immeasurable exposure and opportunities for film tourism for years to come,” said Andy Edmunds, director of the Virginia Film Office, of the Wonder Woman shoot.

Virginia is not known as a US production hub but does offer a 15% tax credit and sometimes hosts key TV shows and features. Terrorism drama Homeland filmed its most recent series in and around Richmond, spending around $40m locally.

The Wonder Woman team is reportedly filming scenes at Landmark Mall, an Alexandria shopping centre that closed to the public in early 2017 after half a century of trading.

Image: Clay Enos/Warner Bros

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