Wednesday, 7 June 2017

#WonderWoman In #London - A Mini Movie Tour


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DC Editor Adam writes…

The new Wonder Woman movie is in cinemas right now. I saw it on Monday and loved it. Plenty of action, great story, nicely handled historical detail (the movie is set in the autumn of 1918) and you'll have a fun time London-spotting. 

Without giving too much away, here are four London locations to look out for in the movie…



1. Australian High Commission, The Strand


Australia House stands in for Selfridge's department store where Diana Prince (AKA Wonder Woman) shops for "respectable" fashions to cover up her bare legs and arms in 1918 London. It is a great set-piece, witty and beautifully performed (particularly by Lucy Davis as Etta). The Aussie High Commission has previous experience in the movies – it plays Gringott's Bank in the Harry Potter franchise. Find it here…





2. King's Cross Station


Also a Harry Potter location, King's Cross station features in the new WW movie, lovingly adorned with early 20th Century detail.  Find it here…





3. Sicilian Avenue, Holborn


Seems to be a stand-in for Oxford Street after the shopping scene referenced above.




If you watch this trailer…




…from around the 1 minute 25 second mark, that's when the London locations listed here begin to pile in.


4. Trafalgar Square

The finale of the movie, a huge crowd scene at the end of the war, was shot in Trafalgar Square…



… and here's the BBC news story from 2016 covering the shoot: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35625302


P.S…

Long before the movie, Wonder Woman has enjoyed a long relationship with London…




… stretching back to Roman occupation times! You can catch up with my earlier blog post on Wonder Woman in London, part of my Cartoon & Comic Book London series, by clicking HERE




A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.



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