Wonder Woman is set to premiere in theaters on June 2 and with that comes a lot of anticipation. With the film right around the corner, many of the cast and crew have been sitting down for interviews and chatting while on the red carpet about what went into the movie, as well as what audiences can expect to see. One member of the crew, the film’s cinematographer, Matthew Jensen, shared some of the scenes that were the most challenging for Wonder Woman to film and why they were a challenge.
Apparently one of the hardest scenes to film was the trench scenes during World War I. According to a report from Cinema Blend, Matthew Jensen revealed that in terms of the set up for the World War I scenes, the only way to “deal with a trench is to actually build the trench.” This meant not only did they have to work in those trenches, but they had to contend with plenty of mud, while also dealing with thee freezing cold and rain. This meant that moving equipment around on set of Wonder Woman was especially difficult.
Beyond the trenches themselves, the filmmakers also had limited light in which to work with because the filming took place in London during the winter. They had big setups they needed to do that involved things like soldiers storming each other and explosions. It was all quite complicated and ultimately these World War I scenes were a challenge.
However, there were also weather issues in terms of filming the battle scenes on Themyscira. This was perhaps especially challenging for Gal Gadot, according to Matthew Jensen, because she was out there in her Wonder Woman costume dealing with that cold doing scenes. The cinematographer said that the actress never complained and never quit. He said that he has a massive amount of respect for her because she was always so full of energy and never stopped working even though she had it harder than the rest since she was essentially exposed to elements while they all had layers on.
Although it would seem there were some challenges to filming Wonder Woman during the winter, based on the trailers and teasers that have already been revealed, the filmmakers did not let any of that deter them from putting together a solid film. While audiences will get the chance to decide for themselves what they think of the film when it premieres in theaters, the cinematographer has at least explained just what went into some of those massive scenes fans will be seeing on the big screen.
By Dorothea James
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