WASHINGTON — Since “Wonder Woman” hit box offices in 2017, fans have been awaiting the sequel, which jumps ahead in time from World War I to 1984 and follows the story of Diana, powerful warrior princess of the Amazons.
Filming started earlier this week around the District, including Georgetown and parts of Dupont and Wisconsin Avenue. And on Friday, filming started at the famous Watergate Hotel.
The “Wonder Woman 1984” Twitter account posted photos of the movie’s stars, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, on June 15.
— Wonder Woman 1984 (@WonderWomanHQ) June 15, 2018
What do we know so far? In some capacity, there are cows involved.
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) June 15, 2018
Multiple reporters from The Atlantic have tweeted photos of the filming, including the cows in question, outside of the Watergate.
Our usual rule at The Atlantic—no bull—is suspended for the day as Wonder Woman films at The Watergate pic.twitter.com/4ilCdhPnv7
— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) June 15, 2018
Whatever the role of the cows, they aren’t the only exciting movie additions surrounding the shoot. Since the movie takes place in the 1980s, vintage-looking police cars were used in the filming.
Vintage DC cop cars from the 80’s brought back for Wonder Woman 2 filming at the Watergate pic.twitter.com/JImFOLPrCH
— Emily Lenzner (@Elenzner) June 15, 2018
These vintage 1984 DC squad cars are in front of the Watergate/Kennedy Ctr, where they’re shooting scenes for the new Wonder Woman. pic.twitter.com/UYnraxUYQ6
— Bob Cohn (@1bobcohn) June 15, 2018
The movie currently has a release date of Nov. 1, 2019, and filming in the D.C. area will continue at least through July.