Legendary Amazons: Caught On Camera…

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Wonder Woman & Colonel Steve Trevor, Circa: Early 20th Century

Wonder Woman’s solo cinematic debut is still well over a year away from theatrical release, but we can console ourselves with these recent set pictures of Gal Gadot’s Princess Diana and her sister Amazons on the Paradise Island of Themyscira.

The pictures were taken during filming in Italy, in the Basilicata region, primarily Lucania. These territories include many ancient locations including the city of Mattera, where the 1959 Charlton Heston led “Ben Hur” was filmed. These southern Italian areas are perfect for the depiction of the tranquil idyll that is Themyscira Island.

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The highly anticipated 2017 movie recently transferred shooting to Italy after a long period filming its turn of the century World War One sequences in the UK. A large majority of the film will chart the amazing Amazon’s experiences in dealing with the once forbidden outside world, during the great war of 1914. It is during this time that she will first meet future love interest, Colonel Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) who will be introduced in an iconic scene ripped straight from comic book lore as he crash lands on the secret island of Themyscira.

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Old & New: classic meeting from the 40’s and the 2017 retelling with Gal Gadot & Chris Pine

This paradigmatic meeting between the Themysciran Princess and the American service man has been told and retold many times throughout Wonder Woman’s almost 75 years of existence, in comic book, animated and live action forms with the latter performed by the lovely Lynda Carter and her co-star Lyle Waggoner in the seventies and early eighties Wonder Woman television series. This event was also the catalyst for Diana becoming Wonder Woman and leaving the ancient Island to travel to the outside world for the first time as the Amazon’s herald.

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Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) and Steve Trevor (Lyle Waggoner) From The Classic 70’s and 80’s TV  Series.

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Queen Hippolyta, Artemis and the Amazons confront downed pilot, Steve Trevor in the (highly recommended) 2009 animated origin story.

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Amazons Attack! General Antiope (Robin Wright) and her sister Amazons confront a group of WW1 soldiers in another scene from the 2017 movie

Wonder Woman is due to be released theatrically in June, 2017. Directed by Patty Jenkins, and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewliss, Ewen Bremner, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Said Taghmaoui and Lisa Kongsli.

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About ArcaneHalloween

Fanatical about comics, gaming and horror movies....but then isn't everyone?

Posted on April 4, 2016, in Comics, Comics in film and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. YES!
    This is looking so promising!
    Impressed w these 1st 2 stills – incredible.
    A neat twist to change th action to th First World War.
    And any photo of th lovely Lynda Carter always chokes me up (thanks)
    Important question: Do u think it wld have been so much better – more logical – to release this solo movie NOW and push BvS back to that June 2017 date?
    Themysciran Greetings, Arcane!

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    • It is looking rather wonderful indeed! Not sure about releasing this first to be honest, I think her entrance in BvS has hyped up people for her solo movie, also the way she is introduced in BvS helps segue into the 2017 film beautifully (the black and white pic is from Batman v Superman, after Bruce did some of his famous detective work!) Themysciran greetings back my Amazonian affiliate! 🙂

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  2. This looks incredible! I’m so happy with how this is coming along. Robin Wright will be incredible as the General. I agree with Arcane, releasing BvS first was perfect for creating an excitement around the movie – a tantalizing first taste. Along those lines, I always wonder if “leaked” filming photos are actually released on purpose…it certainly works getting me more interested in the movie!

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    • Hi there, thanks for the follow and welcome to the Precinct. 🙂 Yes indeed this looks absolutely amazing! Gal Gadot’s part in BvS was perfect, a nice tease for the upcoming movie, and it worked, virtually everyone loved her. We are huge fans of WW here, about 50% of our posts revolve around her, so be prepared 😉 🙂

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