War in the middle of the desert
Just like Marvel Studios, the Warner Bros cinematographic calendar is divided into phases. As such, phase two mostly concentrates on solo films for super-heroes. Aquaman and Shazam are finished but Joker and Wonder Woman 1984 are still in the making. Concerning the Amazon princess, the Canary Island filming has only just come to an end. The local media reported that the shooting would take place here and there within the town of Tenerife, but mostly at Fuerteventura, in the Corraljo natural park with its superb sandy dunes, ideal for a desert setting.
As the above video shows, several military vehicles are present in the movie. Wonder Woman will actually go up against the cold war Russian army. The economic impact of this super production on the area comes close to 23 million dollars according to local media who also point out that the Canaries regularly accommodate Hollywood studios as for example Exodus in 2013 and Solo, a Star Wars spin-off last year. Also note that a mob scene was already filmed in Washington earlier this year.
In the wake of George Orwell
Warner Bros studios don’t usually encumber their film titles with superfluous dates. To put 1984 in the second Wonder Woman film has a specific purpose, maybe even a hardly-disguised reference to the novel by George Orwell. Published in 1949, forty years before the beginning of the intrigue, the British author’s work describes a futuristic society where a totalitarian government closely monitors every move made by the people. The producers have also confirmed the presence of several thriller and spying aspects. The struggle by Princess Diana against Russian totalitarianism might also be a clue as to the book’s influence on the movie plot.
Wonder Woman 1984 is expected to be out for October 30, 2019 with Gal Gadot in the star role.
Synopsis: In 1984, in the midst of the Cold War, Diana Prince opposes the Soviet Union and affronts the formidable Barbara Ann Minerva.