“Wonder Woman”, the Warner Bros. production, will arrive in cinemas all over the world in June. The movie is inspired by W.M. Marston’s comic book that he wrote to “set a standard among children and young people of strong, free, courageous womanhood; to combat the idea that women are inferior to men, and to inspire girls to self-confidence and achievement in athletics, occupations and professions monopolized by men.”
It will be once more Gal Gadot to interpret Wonder Woman in the epic action movie directed by Patty Jenkins, after starring in the same role in the final part of another comic-movie, “Batman vs Superman”. In “Wonder Woman”, the Amazon princess Diana leaves her home in the island of Themyscira for London after learning, from an American pilot washed ashore, the ongoing events of World War I. Fighting alongside human beings in a war that will end all wars, she will discover her powers and her true destiny. But, before becoming Wonder Woman, young princess Diana grew up on her paradise island sheltered from the outside world and trained to become an invincible warrior. This is the part of the movie shot in Castel del Monte, in Apulia.
After shooting some scenes in Matera, Basilicata, the production moved to Castel del Monte last year in April and stayed for a week to develop the story of the earlier part of Diana’s life. Castel del Monte is certainly not new to movie sets, in fact “Tale of Tales” directed by Matteo Garrone was shot there, like “The Gospel According to St. Matthew” directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. All these productions give great exposure to Castel del Monte and more will be given to it in the near future by the next international production that will soon arrive in Apulia, a Chinese film produced by Wong Kar-wai.
Ilona Catani Scarlett