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With [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870) only seven months away and Suicide Squad completing principal photography, DC and Warner Bros. are swiftly moving along to their next project: Wonder Woman.

As DC's most famous female superhero and a pivotal member of The Golden Trinity, there is a lot riding on the success of this movie. Fans have been chomping at the bit for some details about the film, and finally we're getting some promising news about what to expect from the Gal Gadot-led epic.

A new, ancient location

We already knew that director Patty Jenkins is shooting primarily in London in the fall, but now a second location has been announced by Yahoo Italy. The luxurious destination is Basilicata, a region in southern Italy, with gorgeous beaches and more than a few ancient ruins. Could this be the stand-in for Themyscira?

The town Metaponto has plenty of landmarks built by the Greeks, even pieces of a temple to Hera.

A new cinematographer

Hoyte Van Hoytema
Hoyte Van Hoytema

According to Meet the Movie Press, Dutch-Swedish cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema has supposedly been tapped to lend his skills to the visuals of Wonder Woman. His impressive resume includes strikingly beautiful films like Her, Let the Right One In, The Fighter, and Interstellar.

He just wrapped work on the next James Bond film Spectre, so the timing is perfect to hop on another big-name project.

A new title?

In the most intriguing bit of news, Production Weekly is reporting that Wonder Woman's working title is 'Nightingale' while it's in production. What could the significance of this name be?

While there is a DC supervillain who goes by Nightingale and gets introduced in a Wonder Woman comic, I think it's more likely that this is a reference to Florence Nightingale, the pioneering founder of nursing as we know it. Rumors have flown for a while that Wonder Woman's story will take place during the Crimean War, which is the exactly when Nightingale came to prominence.

No matter what direction the story ends up taking, I'm just thrilled it's beginning to get off the ground!


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