WASHINGTON — Diana, meet Virginia.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam confirmed what was becoming fairly apparent Wednesday: The “Wonder Woman” sequel is filming around the District.
The crew for “Wonder Woman 1984” will be in Alexandria for several weeks this summer, commonwealth officials said in a statement. The project brings back star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins, and it includes Kristen Wiig in the cast.
“We are confident that this trailblazing project will find a perfect home in Alexandria,” Northam said.
Rumored locations for filming include the now-empty Landmark Mall, but the Virginia Film Office is keeping quiet about all that.
It’s not the first time that Alexandria has been deemed ready for its closeup. Other films that have shot there include “Jackie” and “J. Edgar.”
The impact of such a big project means much more than a potential celebrity sighting, said Brian Ball, Virginia’s secretary of commerce and trade. “The commonwealth’s film production industry is a fast-growing sector of the Virginia economy, with a total annual economic impact of nearly $697 million,” he said.
The project is eligible to receive financial incentives, which will be determined by number of Virginia workers hired, the number of goods and services purchased, etc.
There’s no word yet as to whether original “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter has converted Gadot to following the Caps.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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