‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to film in Alexandria this summer
“Wonder Woman 1984,” the follow-up film to Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman,” will film for several weeks in Alexandria this summer.
The film will bring back director Patty Jenkins and will once again star Gal Gadot in the lead role, alongside Kristin Wiig and Pedro Pascal. The movie is scheduled for release on Nov. 1, 2019. The movie recently has been filming in Washington, D.C.
Andy Edmunds, director of the Virginia Film Office said in a statement: “Bringing in a project with this scope and international reach translates to an incredible economic win for the commonwealth, both during production and beyond, bringing immeasurable exposure and opportunities for film tourism for years to come. We are delighted to welcome this talented team to our great state and grateful for the opportunity to put Virginia in such a monumental spotlight.”
The project is eligible to receive a financial Virginia film incentive after expenditures have occurred. The exact amount will be based on the number of Virginia workers hired, Virginia goods and services purchased, and deliverables, including Virginia tourism promotions.
The Virginia Film Office is part of the Virginia Tourism Corp., the state agency charged with marketing the state of Virginia. According to the governor’s office, the film production industry has a total annual economic impact of nearly $697 million. Additionally, the film industry supported nearly 4,300 full-time jobs and provided more than $27 million in state and local taxes in 2016.