Wonder Woman 2 Set to Start Filming in the U.K. This Summer
Posted 2018/01/31 0 0
The studio is hard at work in preparing for the inevitable sequel.
Omega Underground has revealed that production on Wonder Woman 2 will take place at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, England, where many of the studio's blockbusters have filmed, including the first Wonder Woman, the Harry Potter movies, Inception, Justice League, and The Dark Knight. Before you suspect that that’s too long or too early for things to start, the production on the first Wonder Woman movie kicked off in November of 2015, then finished initial filming in May 2016, with reshoots in November 2016.
Not much is known about Wonder Woman 2 at this stage. In July last year, Screen Rant broke the news that the sequel would be another historical adventure. This time though, the film will actually be set against the backdrop of the Cold War. This will pit Diana Prince against the Soviet Union. It's also been said by director Patty Jenkins, who is set to earn a record payday for her work on the sequel, that there's going to be another big love story in this movie. Though, it's very likely that it won't be Chris Pine's Steve Trevor this time around. Beyond that, everyone involved is staying rather tight-lipped on the details, as they clearly want the movie to surprise fans. Or they at least want to wait until closer to the release to start revealing some of the movie's secrets.
Wonder Woman, despite being completely snubbed by The Academy Awards this year, was a totally groundbreaking movie and the sequel looks to continue that trend and is already doing so ahead of production. It was recently revealed that Wonder Woman 2 will be the first movie ever to implement anti-harassment guidelines, which comes as a result of the massive sexual misconduct scandal that has rocked Hollywood. As part of that, producer Brett Ratner will not be involved with the sequel, as he was accused of misconduct by several women.
In addition to Patty Jenkins returning to the director's chair and Gal Gadot reprising her role as the titular DC hero, Dave Callaham (The Expendables) is writing the script for Wonder Woman 2. The first Wonder Woman was one of the most financially successful movies of 2017, bringing in $821 million worldwide. Since Justice League tanked (relatively speaking) at the box office, Warner Bros. needs this movie to be a hit. They also have Jason Momoa's solo Aquaman movie hitting theaters this December. The news of Wonder Woman 2 filming in the U.K. was first reported by Omega Underground.