Back in September, producer Deborah Snyder confirmed that production on Wonder Woman was set to begin in November, although an exact date was not given. While it still isn't ultimately clear when principal photography may begin, it seems that it may happen soon, if we're to believe cryptic tweets from producer Geoff Johns. On Monday, the producer tweeted to director Patty Jenkins, stating "It's THE DAY". And yesterday, he sent out a photo from "Ricksmansworth England," which is apparently "very very nice." On Sunday, set photographer Clay Enos sent a photo from his flight while crossing the Atlantic Ocean, and while he doesn't specifically state that he's going to London to work on Wonder Woman, it certainly seems possible. If that wasn't enough, Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, released a photo from her morning workout earlier today.
Do all of these clues mean that Wonder Woman is shooting soon with production already underway? We can't say for sure, but we do know the cast is starting to come together. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine (Steve Trevor) are currently the only confirmed cast members thus far, but we reported in September that Sean Bean and Eva Green are being eyed to play the villains Ares and Circe. We also reported last week that Nicole Kidman is in talks for an unspecified role that is rumored to be Hyppolyta, Diana Prince's birth mother.
Another rumor surfaced in September that claimed Interstellar cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema has signed on, but he later denied that he was involved with the project. That report also claimed that part of the production will take place in Basilicata, Italy, which has been the home to big-budget productions such as the upcoming Ben-Hur and Mel Gibson's 2004 Biblical epic The Passion of the Christ. Still, the Italy location has not been confirmed, so we'll have to wait and see if Wonder Woman will eventually shift from London, which was confirmed this summer, to Italy.
While there is no "Ricksmanworth England," as Geoff Johns' photo claims, there is a Rickmanworth, England, which, ironically, is situated between both Pinewood Studios and Leavesden Studios. It's possible that Wonder Woman may be shooting in one of these iconic studios, or perhaps both, but we don't know for sure. If shooting is starting soon, then hopefully Warner Bros. will start confirming more cast members and releasing new story details, to combat the dearth of rumors that are currently out there. One such rumor claims the story will be told in three different settings, present day, World War I and on Diana's home island of Themyscira.
Patty Jenkins (Monster) is directing from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs (Pan). Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder are producing with Atlas Entertainment's Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. Warner Bros. has already set a June 23, 2017 release date for Wonder Woman, which will arrive just a few months before Justice League Part 1 on November 11, 2017. While we wait for more details, take a look at Gal Gadot's workout photo, and tweets from Geoff Johns and Clay Enos.