Watch Wonder Woman Turn London Into A WWI Celebration

London’s Trafalgar Square is one of the most iconic locations in the world. For that reason alone, it makes sense that it would be a great location shoot for DC's upcoming Wonder Woman. While the area was closed down for hours yesterday for filming, that hasn’t stopped a number of fans from being able to get their own footage of the event. Check out some images from the film and join in the World War I era celebration.

While the creator of this video doesn’t know why World War I would be part of Wonder Woman, it can only be because he doesn’t read Cinema Blend. We know that a large part of the film will take place during the First World War. While the earliest days of Wonder Woman from the comics usually focus on World War II, for some reason it was decided that World War I was the better choice for this Wonder Woman movie, possibly so that her origin movie doesn’t look as much like that of Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger.

While it’s difficult to tell from the images shot exactly what we’re looking at, a celebration with a bunch of people waving Union Jack’s could imply that this is a celebration for the end of the war. However, it’s hard to guess exactly where that would put this scene in the film. Our current information is that after the sequences during World War I the story will jump to the modern day, but we don’t really know how much of the modern era we will actually see. This scene could be near the end of the film, or it could be closer to the middle. Here’s some actual video of the same event.

Since the video is amateur and nobody quite knew what they were looking for, the one thing that we don’t have is any clear shot of Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot. This could be a second unit shot showing England celebrating without it actually being a major scene of the movie. At the same time, we know that Gadot has been shooting in other parts of England, so it’s certainly possible that she’s in that crowd someplace.

Before we get to Wonder Woman we’ll be introduced to the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice next month. While we don’t know how much of the character’s backstory we’ll get in this first movie, we expect to at least get some hints that will set up the World War I action when the solo movie hits in 2017. How excited are you for the Wonder Woman movie? 

Dirk Libbey
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