Warner Bros. has teased Wonder Woman fans with a possible movie for well over a decade now, with various projects ramping up and then falling apart. It’s been a tough run. We’ve had multiple Supermans, Batmans, and Spider-Mans, but no Wonder Woman. Now, while Wonder Woman’s going to be in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and her own movie has been in development, Wonder Woman fans are cautious. We’ve been down this road before. But now it’s unofficially official: A Wonder Woman movie is shooting, for real! Actor Saïd Taghmaoui posted a couple of photos from the set on his Instagram account before quickly deleting them, proving that the film is underway.
One was a shot of the actors’ chairs with their names on them:
Gal Gadot is starring as Wonder Woman, of course, Chris Pine is reportedly playing Steve Trevor, and Saïd Taghmaoui’s part is unknown (though in a French language interview he apparently mentioned that he was playing a superhero, but take that news with a grain of Google Translate salt).
Taghmaoui also posted a photo of himself and Chris Pine in old timey garb:
This may confirm the rumour that part of the movie will take place during World War One. The costumes certainly suggest that era. World War Two would be the more logical fit for Wonder Woman, seeing as that’s when she was actually created and her first origin very much ties in with it, but those clothes seem to be from an earlier era.
Further confirming the news that shooting of Wonder Woman is now underway, on November 10, DC Comics’ Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns tweeted “It’s THE DAY!” to director Patty Jenkins. Given the subsequent photo leak, I think we can safely assume what day Johns was referring to.
So the Wonder Woman movie is definitely happening! Pre-production is one thing; we’ve been there before. But this is actual shooting, with costumes and name chairs and everything that makes it a real film. It’s all very exciting. Here’s hoping it’s decent! Warner Bros. totally blew my trust that they can make good superhero films with Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman looks to be similarly dark and dreary, but Wonder Woman has the potential to be its own thing and take a new, hopefully more fun and colourful, tack. I’m guessing we’ve got a while to go yet before we see anything official; the movie’s not out until June 23, 2017. But it’s coming!