The rumors have been flying for a while, but Warner Bros. has now officially announced that production has begun on Wonder Woman.
WB issued a press release confirming the start of principal photography, and that Chris Pine is indeed playing Captain Steve Trevor. This tracks with speculation that began from the moment rumors surfaced that Pine would appear in a DC Comics film (of course, that still leaves Hal Jordan to be cast…).
The suspicion that Pine would play Trevor was further fueled by this photo of him and co-star Saïd Taghmaoui. The photo was deleted from the original source, but not before it had made its way around the web to various fan and media sites. Notable in the photo is the film’s working (or cover) title, Nightengale, which likely refers to the Florence Nightengale Effect experienced between Princess Diana and her patient, Steve Trevor, who crashes on the island of Themyscira during World War II.
The fact that Pine and Taghmaoui are both in period costume seems to bear out the assumption that at least part of Wonder Woman will be set in WWII, and while it’s a foregone conclusion, we have yet to get a synopsis from Warner Bros.
Star Gal Godot shared the first official image on her Twitter account:
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) November 21, 2015
Along with Gadot, Pine, and Taghmaoui, the cast includes Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremmer, Elena Anaya, and Lucy Davis. Rumors also have Nicole Kidman circling the project, although no details have surfaced as to which role she would play (some speculate Artemis).
Filming will take place in the U.K. as well as France and Italy. Wonder Woman will be in theaters June 23, 2017.