Warner Bros. and DC Films latest movie will finally put the spotlight on one of their most iconic heroes in their vast library.
Now that Wonder Woman is just weeks away from debuting in theaters, more details about the film’s production is coming to light, including footage that reveals information about the effects.
Behind the scenes footage for the film indicates that some scenes featuring Diana’s Lasso of Truth’s incandescent glow will be utilizing practical special effects rather than being computer generated.
While some of the action scenes will likely make use of CGI, the shots of Chris Pine’s character Steve Trevor being tied up and interrogated by the Amazons after crash landing on Themyscira will utilize an actual glowing rope as the Lasso of Truth. The camera in the shot reveals this footage documents the process of filmmaking, which is unlikely to receive any post-production effects work.
The footage shows the intricate sets and use of green screens while also showcasing the locations used for filming the Gal Gadot action film. Director Patty Jenkins seems to prefer traditional filmmaking techniques unburdened by the use of after effects, though the set pieces are sure to include a lot of CG enhancements.
The behind the scenes and B-roll footage is meant to be used for promotion of the film, where shows like ET and Access Hollywood can cherrypick certain sections to use in their segments. The entire 10-minute video also gives a good indication of how much work went into creating Wonder Woman’s first big screen movie.
The movie has been earning a ton of positive acclaim ever since the social embargo lifted. Many film writers and fans who have been lucky enough to see early screenings have been praising Wonder Woman as one of the best DC superhero movies in the new shared universe.
We’ll be able to see for ourselves when Wonder Woman opens in theaters June 2.
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Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).