Here are some fun behind-the-scenes secrets about DC’s Wonder Woman.
There Were Many Women Working Behind The Scenes
We already know of the two women who played a leading role in making Wonder Woman awesome. They’re Gal Gadot as the star of the film and director Patty Jenkins. However, there are plenty of other departments where it was badass women taking charge. Aline Bonetto was the production designer, Lindy Hemming designed the costumes, Anna Lynch-Robinson decorated the sets and Amber Kirsch was the VFX-producer.
Gal Gadot Kept Her Pregnancy A Secret
During the final weeks of filming, Gal Gadot was pregnant with her second child. Did she ask for a break? Nope. She just chugged some ginger water, popped on a pair of sunglasses and carried on as usual.
The Movie’s Best Scene Almost Wasn’t In It
The No Man’s Land scene is easily the highlight moment in Wonder Woman. However, that wasn’t so obvious to Patty Jenkins’ colleagues. She had a hard time convincing them of its importance, but she succeeded, and we’re all glad she did.
Wonder Woman/Harry Potter Crossover
They shot part of the film in Australia House, which houses the High Commission of Australia. Hardcore Harry Potter fans may also recognise it as the location that stood in for the Gringotts Bank in the Wizarding World.
Female Athletes Played The Amazonian
Wonder Woman took an opportunity to highlight some of the world’s most prominent athletes. They cast many of them as the Amazonians we see doing elaborate stunts throughout the movie. Brooke Ence, an American Cross-fit champion is one of them.
Wonder Woman Ran On A Treadmill
Wonder Woman is superhuman. She can punch through walls, block bullets, leap tall buildings in a single bound, etc. She can also run really fast. To show that, they had Gal Gadot run on a treadmill that enhanced her speed, and then removed it digitally in post-production.
Diana’s Armoured Heels Are CGI
Another CGI enhancement in the movie was that of Wonder Woman’s cool, armoured heels. She actually wore running shoes for some of the scenes to allow, so they had to be digitally removed.
Gal Gadot And Chris Pine Improvised The Boat Scene
One of the movie’s funniest moments – the back and forth between Diana and Steve Trevor in a boat – was entirely improvised. It’s a testament to the two actors to be able to come up with these lines off the cuff.
Zack Snyder Has A Cameo
Love him or hate him, Zack Snyder is the man behind many of the creative decisions in the recent DC movies. So, it’s understandable that he’d get a cameo in Wonder Woman.
They Dug Real Trenches For The Film
Many of the war-torn areas in Wonder Woman were practical sets. That’s also true for the battlefield itself. They dug practical trenches to give the movie an authentic look.