Wonder Woman 2, also known as Wonder Woman 1984, will film in Virginia.
The Governor of Virginia broke the news on Wednesday that the upcoming sequel to the 2017 box office hit movie Wonder Woman, will be filming for several weeks in Alexandria, Virginia this spring and early summer.
“We are delighted to welcome the Wonder Woman team to Virginia,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “We are confident that this trailblazing project will find a perfect home in Alexandria, and look forward to the super impact it will have on our economy and the continued growth of Virginia’s lucrative production industry.”
“We are pleased to host the production of Wonder Woman 1984 and are enthusiastic about what a film of this size will contribute to state and local economies,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “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. Additionally, the film industry supported nearly 4,300 full-time jobs and provided more than $27 million in state and local taxes in 2016. We are confident this project will help pave the way for tremendous future growth.”
“We are so excited to be using Virginia for a portion of Wonder Woman 1984,” said Mark Scoon, Executive Vice President, Physical Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. “The locations are picture perfect and the State of Virginia and City of Alexandria have been great hosts.”
“We are overjoyed that Alexandria has been selected as one of the filming locations for Wonder Woman 1984,” said Patricia Washington, President and CEO of Visit Alexandria. “Hosting a feature film of this magnitude will provide huge dividends for our city. Past feature films that have shot scenes in Alexandria include Jackie starring Natalie Portman and J. Edgar starring Leonardo DiCaprio, alongside dozens of television episodes. We look forward to working with the cast and crew of Wonder Woman this summer.”
Andy Edmunds, Director of the Virginia Film Office said, “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.”
Wonder Woman 1984 is eligible to receive filming incentives from the state after filming expenditures are reported. The exact amount of money will be dependent on the number of Virginia workers hired, goods and services purchased, and other promotions.
In 2017, visitors spent $25 billion, supporting 232,000 jobs and contributing $1.73 billion in state and local taxes thanks in part to the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Virginia Film Office, who are charged with marketing the state of Virginia to filmmakers, producers, and influencers.Related:
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