Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” Begins Filming

Filming has officially begun on the standalone Wonder Woman film. The film’s star, Gal Gadot, made the announcement on her Twitter account, along with an official photo:

This follows last week’s images of co-star Chris Pine in costume as Steve Trevor, fueling speculation that perhaps filing had already begun. Either way, production seems to be officially underway now.

Gal Gadot's "Wonder Woman" Starts Filming

Wonder Woman, a Patty Jenkins joint, will hit theaters in 2017.

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HorseWithNoName
HorseWithNoName

@ Lumpy: I’d get that toy Steve Trevor as well 🙂

Good point about Elektra though. However J. Garner was ok in Daredevil. The Elektra movie is a different story though. But since you bring up TDK rises: a lot of people lost their shit when the little girl got cast as CatWOMAN. Yet a girl did great. Anne Hathaway was the best part of that movie. Was she the best actress in it? No, that would be Marion Cotillard who was given poor material to work with. So long story short: what is the point of hoping that Gal Gadot will be a poor WW only because she is not the actress you wanted or this – perhaps – is not the version of WW you would want to see? If the movie turns out great they will make more movies with superheroines, because ultimately good or great is measured in box office when it comes to making more movies of that kind. I will be glad if WW is at least a little bit better than TDK Rises 🙂

Lumpy
Lumpy

@HorseWithNOName said “Do we truly think that if indeed she was horrible in BvS that Warner Bros. would have hesitated to postpone the shoot on the WW stand-alone movie and waited a while and re-cast? ”
Well…to that point I would say, does anybody remember Elektra?
When Daredevil came out, we heard the exact same criticism about Elektra….”wrong actress”…”costume sucks”.
The studio’s response was “let’s give her, her own movie.” And the rest is infamy.
A movie so bad and so forgettable, that I still run into people who have no idea an Elektra movie was ever made. Now I that we’re talking about a different studio here, but the point stands.

@HorseWithNOName said “To say you want the WW movie to be like that show is a little like saying a Batman movie needs to be like the old Adam West Batman show and who would want that, seriously.”

To that point I say, of course nobody wants that…however, in the Dark Knight Rises, when Batman is flying over the ocean with the nuclear bomb, I leaned over and said to one of my friends…”if Christian Bale says, ‘some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb’ I’m gonna lose my shit”

@HorseWithNOName said: “And BTW: do you really think it is a coincidence that they chose a WW I setting for this? No Nazis for WW, because, you know, not good for making toys”

I’m gonna be the first in line to get the “Doughboy” Steve Trevor with the charcoal gas mask.

HorseWithNoName
HorseWithNoName

@ Judah: they are hiding him like J.J. Abrams it hiding Luke Skywalker 🙂

Judah
Judah

@Mr. Bleh,

Yeah Gemma Arterton has had her ups and downs. I did like that hansel & Gretel movie she did. Im still not sold on Adrienne Palicki even with her on the Agents of Shield show. It will be curious to see how Gal Gadot’s WW is received in the BvS movie. That could possibly set the tone for the WW movie.

@Mike
Cannot comment on Alexandria D’Addario. Havent seen to much of her.

@Horse

Its curious that we have not seen any footage of Jason Momoa for the BvS movie. Although he has done quite a few conventions this year promoting the movie.

HorseWithNoName
HorseWithNoName

@ Mike: maybe the movie will be awful, maybe not. What is the point of naming names of other actresses now? I “wanted” somebody else for the role as well, but they cast Gal Gadot. Would it not be better to hope that the movie turns out at least ok if not great?

And, maybe it is not apparent, but Gal Gadot is in BvS as WW. And that movie finished shooting a couple of months ago. Do we truly think that if indeed she was horrible in BvS that Warner Bros. would have hesitated to postpone the shoot on the WW stand-alone movie and waited a while and re-cast? Not saying that her small part in BvS (small from what is known about the movie so far) means that she can carry a solo WW movie, but I feel this bodes well. Again: if she was indeed horrible in BvS they would not have gone on with her as WW. No, the contracts those actors sign do not mean a studio “has to use” them. How audiences will re-act to her once BvS comes out, no idea, but the brass at WB seems confident. Sure they were also with Ryan Reynolds apparently, but they seem more aware of what they are doing now. Jason Momoa seems an inspired choice for Aquaman. Or to put it the other way round: I was shocked when Marvel cast Chris Evans as Cap. Look how that turned out. So again, Gal Gadot would not have been my choice, but let’s rather hope for the best 🙂

And no, I am not “defending” WB’s decision to cast Ms. Gadot. It is a decision I had no hand in, but what I am saying is, let’s see her in BvS first. There will be plenty of time left to say how much WW movie will suck after that, unless she surprises us in a good way. And again: the little I have seen so far of her in BvS and also this publicity still in this thread tends to make more optimistic than not. Also do remember, the WW movie does not target fans of an old TV show from the 1970s. To say you want the WW movie to be like that show is a little like saying a Batman movie needs to be like the old Adam West Batman show and who would want that, seriously. And BTW: do you really think it is a coincidence that they chose a WW I setting for this? No Nazis for WW, because, you know, not good for making toys 🙂

Mike
Mike

LOL This movie will be awful. Awful casting.

They should have casted Alexandria D’Addario! Please google her if you do not know who she is. She makes this plain actress look like a joke!

I do not understand how people with any kind of functioning think this movie is going to be good.

Mr.Bleh
Mr.Bleh

Judah – Think about it; Gemma Arterton vs. Gal Gadot. I also forgot Adrienne Palicki (which I guess we’re going to have to agree to disagree on). Arterton and Palicki come across as more…[I]athletic[/I] and IMO, you need that for any superheroine. I too was on the fence about Palicki, mainly because I was unsure about how good of an actress she is, but on ce she started on Agents of Shield, I was able to watch her week after week and I feel now she could carry this movie with no problem at all.
Overall, I just feel either Arterton or Palicki could come across more believeable than Gadot.
Now, is that going stop me from seeing the movie when it comes out? Heck no! Despite everything I’ve mentioned here, Gal Gadot is still a fine cut of a woman and a chance to see her slink around in that outfit (even if its a modified Xena outfit) doesn’t bother me one bit.

Seer wrote: “[I]Who would you want to see as WW in 2020?[/I]” – This is a very valid and interesting question.
I realize this was directed at Lumpy, but generally, I think this is a very valid question that could involve everyone here.
Personally, I would whittle this down to actresses who are about 14-21 years old right now.
if you just figure its 4 years away, that would make those actresses 18-25 years old at the time the movie is being made.
Off the top of my head, I’m drawing a blank. I will have to research this and get back to you, but that’s a good question! Salute!

HorseWithNoName
HorseWithNoName

Just briefly, lots of work today, never said Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns was any good. But I think his comment to the fan about the costume is spot on, even though Lumpy sees it differently. He based “his” suit loosely on the old Fleisher Bros. Cartoons which was cool. Of course also on the Donner version. But, heh.

There are plenty of versions of these characters (WW included) and that – in my mind – keeps them fresh. I can understand what we have seen of the movie version of WW is not for everybody, naturally, I like what I have seen so far. Might still suck or might not. Who knows. And, Lumpy, you had to bring up Melissa McCarthy again, did you not? No, I do not think she would fit the bill, pun intended 🙂

@ Big Zee: sorry to disappoint, but I am not into “girl power”. Always thought this was something the Spice Girls made up 🙂 I am interested in interesting, new stuff, can be with male leads, female leads, black or white or yellow, whatever. And you guys in Canada have no Amazon Prime? Sorry to hear that.

BigZee avatar
Big Zee

@Judah,
We have been through this before. When it comes fantasy, nothing wrong with water boarding. We have different tastes which are personal. You may not see it in comics but I doubt that you will see rape and other similar scenes in comics. There are plenty of girl power comics and films. Your tastes and views do not take priority over every one else’s. Do every one favour, let this back and forth stop. I don ‘t have the same fetish as some of you in costumes, but you are entitled to your opinions and I respect that. I focus on dialogue and action and I like girl power. One more time,this is my preference. When I was younger, my go to comics were Sin City. Most recently, I became a fan of Velvet, thanks to Horse. If you want to be nasty, that is your choice, I am trying to move on. I happen to like Logan’s films and lately Kandy Kick Ass. One more thing, you were quite nasty to Kristina and we talked about it.

Judah
Judah

@Big Zee

If you wanna join the conversation fine. Me and Horse and others we discuss different comic book inspired tv shows. We debate on what type of costume different Heroines should, could, or will wear in upcoming movies or tv shows. We listen to what one another have to say. We take interest because we all make valid points. Some of us are not happy with the casting of gal gadot as WW, so we discuss that or how her costume and character seem more in line with something else. Horse recommends tv shows, comics, and movies that I check out when I get the chance. I don’t like all of them but some are worth checking out. We discuss many things. What you will not see is your twisted vision of heroine waterboarding people.

BigZee avatar
Big Zee

@Judah
Just call me lost, no worries. Nothing like sarcasm, eh!

Judah
Judah

@Horse
Im looking forward to Leto’s Joker too. Seems as if he went with a punk style to the Joker. In different interviews with cast members they say that Leto stayed in character the whole time. Not sure if Heath Ledger did the same thing but I remember reading where he said the role of the Joker did take a toll on him. I understand your argument about costumes and all. I personally didn’t care for Bryan Singers take on Superman. Would be cool f they incorporated 2 or 3 different WW costumes in the movie. Oh yeah, you better help out Big Zee he seems so lost. Not just on this thread but others too.

BigZee avatar
Big Zee

@HWNN
I wonder if you help me understand what is going on in these posts. There have been references and discussions with regards to Jessica Jones, Xena and Wonder Woman. Previously there was lots of chatter about Super Girl. It seems to me that there is a keen interest in ‘girl power’!
I started watching Jessica Jones but was interrupted in the first episode, nevertheless it already looks very promising. Now we need a Velvet series. We do not get Amazon Streaming in Canada and so The Man in the Castle is theoretically not available here although there are ways around this which I will look into ASAP.

Lumpy
Lumpy

First of all, Bryan Singer’s movie sucked and it had nothing to do with the costume.

Second of all, this whole “what version of the costume” crap is a lame cop out.

The WW costume has had variations made every so often but they have kept the same basic theme and design since the 70’s.
That being said. They can, and would be expected to, create a new costume for the movie, just like Man of Steel and Batman.
I just don’t like what they came up with.
Nor do I care for the twig that they are going to have wearing it.

Horse, you’re open to both and that’s cool.

I think what annoys me are all the blind, kool-ade drinking fanboys who are so desperate for a Wonder Woman movie that they will eat whatever crap Hollywood slops on their plate. They could post a photo of Melissa McCarthy in a moo-moo with a “W” on it and we would still see posts on here…”Looks Awesome Can’t Wait”.

And, of course those who don’t drink the kool-ade and disagree, get the “hater” treatment and the typical,…”well…what actress would you pick? I think the costume is awesome…a moo-moo with a “W” is nice change…WW had all sorts of costumes…so there!”

Those that like it and are excited…so be it. You have let it be known.

Some of us don’t, and we are not that excited…and we are going to share our opinion too.

That’s all.

HorseWithNoName
HorseWithNoName

@ Judah: we will see her in BvS in a couple of months. You can already see her in the latest trailer.

As far as actresses / WW: they can never make everybody’s perfect version, and I am very ok with that. We got Ledger’s Joker and I am looking forward to Leto’s Joker. I already know the comics’ versions of WW and the Carter TV version. I want something new and different. And of course, if you (loosely) borrow from Ancient Greek designs you will have something that looks at little bit like Xena.

I think Bryan Singer said it best when he answered a fan’s complaint that “his” Superman did not look like the “comics version”: “what version are we talking about? There have been 50 versions in the comic books.” Well, there also have been 50 different versions of WW in the comics. I for one hope this is a “new” version. I do not need to see a WW that looks like the comic books, because there is not one version in the comics, there have been many. Which is a good thing.

Judah
Judah

I’m not sure if one actress would have been better over another one. All I can do is hope they make a good WW with respect to the origins of the comic and fans. I did enjoy the Lynda Carter take on WW. I remember a couple of years ago there was a pilot for WW show staring Adrianne Palicki that never got aired because it was so aweful. Then again I never did like Adrianne Palicki….even in GI Joe. All we can do is wait and hope for the best. At almost 18 months away it’s going to be awhile before we see it

Mr.Bleh
Mr.Bleh

I still say Gemma Aterton would’ve been a better choice.

Anglemen
Anglemen

@LUMPY Let’s get it right, “scrawny Xena posing as a Sith Lord”.
Nope, this ain’t my WW either. Be honest people, if nobody knew that they were making a WW movie and this was released as a publicity photo, would ANYBODY here immediately think “Oh wow! They’re making WW movie!” ? In a word, no.
The only thing I am hanging my hat on is that underneath that poxy cloak she’s actually wearing an authentic version of the costume. Otherwise people are going to just think they’re watching another in the “300” series of films…
Rant over

Angleman
Angleman

@LUMPY Let’s get it right, “scrawny Xena posing as a sixth Lord”.
Nope, this ain’t my WW either. Be honest people, if nobody knew that they were making a WW movie and this was released as a publicity photo, would ANYBODY here immediately think “Oh wow! They’re making WW movie!” ? In a word, no.
The only thing I am hanging my hat on is that underneath that poxy cloak she’s actually wearing an authentic version of the costume. Otherwise people are going to just think they’re watching another in the “300” series of films…
Rant over.

Seer
Seer

@LUMPY
Not to my eyes, but you’re entitled to your opinion. Gonna be an awesome movie for me visually if not for you. But maybe in 2020 there’ll be a reboot and that actress will suit you. Who would you want to see as WW in 2020?

BigZee avatar
Big Zee

Zena was great stuff.

LUMPY
LUMPY

Yes…that’s right. They’re making a movie called “Wonder Women”…with a scrawny version of Xena.

Seer
Seer

Of course, that’s why they’re making the Wonder Woman movie and not a scrawny Xena movie.

LUMPY
LUMPY

All the world is waiting for Wonder Woman,…not scrawny Xena.

Seer
Seer

Excellent. Also looking forward to this. “All the world is waiting for you…”

LUMPY
LUMPY

ZZZZZZZZZ….ZZZZZZZZZ…..

vadimfv
vadimfv

Two years…ah, can’t wait! Also, looks like Said Taghmaoui (what’s his role – that’s him next to Chris Pine) is set to be the most famous actor of Berber descent…

HorseWithNoName
HorseWithNoName

@ Sugarcoater: and, what I find so amazing as well: no borders anymore as far as content is concerned. Shows like Supergirl, Gotham, The Man in the High Castle and of course Jessica Jones become available worldwide immediately… well for the most part anyway. That was unheard of only some years ago. Movies open on the same day across the globe, for the most part. Amazing.

By the way: I believe the guy next to Chris Pine was on Game of Thrones. Too lazy to google him. If this is him, we are in for a great ride. The guy I am thinking of was amazing in GoT.

Sugarcoater avatar
Sugarcoater

I agree with you Horse. It’s amazing to think how far the comic book world has come. Growing up in the 80s and 90s, I could never have imagined what is happening today between the DC and Marvel movies, shows like Gotham and Supergirl going mainstream, a company like Netflix making series such as Daredevil and Jessica Jones, and of course the sexy and well made heroine peril videos we see here.
Never been happier being a superheroine fan!
As for the WW movie, I think it should do well based on nothing more than a hunch. But as DC is trying to do something similar to Marvel, and as the financial stakes are quite high, I think a lot of thought and planning will go into this franchise. I don’t see WW going the way of the Batman movies of the 90s (the Clooney and Kilmer movies). I think this one will feel similar to the Spider-Man movies with Tobey Maguire–pleasant, well made, nothing ground-breaking but something that can be built on.

HorseWithNoName
HorseWithNoName

I saw the pic today. Looking forward to it. Have yet to watch Jessica Jones. Great reviews so far, but I am in the middle of The Man in the High Castle. What great times we live in. Marvel and PKD on TV and WW in cinemas soon. Man!