Wonder Woman is beginning to shoot, and one of the first locations to bring Gal Gadot out in her sleekly0designed Wonder Woman outfit is London's Trafalgar Square. In fact, the filming forced the entire area to be shut down, as it endeavored to recreate a massive World War I scene. In addition to Gadot's superheroine, the area was populated by actors and extras dressed in period clothes, as well as antique cars brought in specifically for the shoot.
Wonder Woman Brings Gal Gadot Back In Time
The first world war, which began on July 28, 1914, and endured until November 11, 1918, was a massive event that changed the way wars were fought, so it's not surprising that the recreation of even a small part of that war would disrupt a large segment of London. The transportation department for London reported that filming for Wonder Woman closed down several roads surrounding Trafalgar Square, with buses being diverted to alternate routes.
While the filming of Wonder Woman may have created inconveniences for London's citizens, there's no doubt that the Gal Gadot film is beneficial to London's economy. The news that Gadot is in town will undoubtedly bring families out in the hopes that they will catch a glimpse of the Wonder Woman star. Filming major motion pictures on location, as is the case with the DC Comics film, brings additional tourism to cities, making it more attractive for local governments to offer incentives, such as tax breaks to production companies.
Wonder Woman Will Be An Origins Story
The feeling at DC Comics is that most audiences aren't very familiar with Wonder Woman, beyond the Linda Carter series. That's certainly true. While we have had long-running film and television sagas and reboots for male superheroes like Superman, Batman, and Spiderman, Wonder Woman's story has been left virtually untold. For that reason, the Gal Gadot solo film will tell the story of where this DC Comics heroine comes from, who she is, and what motivates her to fight for justice.
A portion of Wonder Woman will show Gadot's character growing into adulthood on Themyscira, where she, like the rest of her Amazonian sisters, have made a home. Although they had once sworn to defend mankind, they eventually left man to his own devices.
Wonder Woman will defy this tenet and join the fight against Doomsday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will be Gal's first appearance as the female superhero on film.
"She's seen it all, she has seen what humans can do, so it was very hard for her to come back and fight," Ms. Gadot said of her character's decision to join the fight.
The role of women in our society has changed drastically over the years, especially since the World War I era. The Wonder Woman comics came out as recently as the 40s, and even those stories reflected a primitive attitude toward the roles of women. The DC Comics film hopes to take a look at that, exposing the changes and accomplishments women have made through the decades.
"Looking back and doing an origin story – and it is a period piece – see the role of women through history," Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot said. "There is a great source of humor in that now. It is so unbelievable you can't even fathom it. You are still making a statement, but having some fun with it."
It's said that, although teasers have implied a dark, almost gothic, feel, Wonder Woman will be a period piece that will appeal to the fans of Wonder Woman's images in pop culture.
Wonder Woman will swing into theaters on June 23, 2017.
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