This month and through July, Washingtonians are hoping to get a glimpse of Wonder Woman with the new movie filming scenes in Alexandria, VA and Georgetown. The crew will be in town as from June 14th to July 1st.
The movie sequel – with the working title “Magic Hour” – is set to film scenes along Wisconsin Avenue at P Street this Thursday. Even if they’re not fans of the movie franchise, many who live and work in the area are hoping to see the film’s star, Gal Gadot.
Filming is already underway in Alexandria at the now-closed Landmark Mall. Wednesday morning, film director Patty Jenkins stunned the entertainment industry by releasing the first images of the movie, set in 1984, starring Gadot and Chris Pine.
Production has taken over the old Macy’s store at the Landmark Mall and security is tight with guards demanding that people stop recording footage of the mostly empty parking lot.
Back in D.C., the film crew has brought back to life a Georgetown favorite, the quirky retail store Commander Salamander which closed in 2010.
Because of the filming, there will be a lot of road closures and parking restrictions around Georgetown, so be prepared as you head that way in the next few weeks. Most neighboring businesses say all the excitement is worth the hassle.
The first “Wonder Woman” movie was released last summer. The sequel is scheduled to hit theaters in November 2018!