Filming Locations Guide: Where was Wonder Woman filmed? The Themyscira Island location

Wonder Woman locations
Posted by Ra Moon
The new Wonder Woman film comes packed with a huge amount of locations (up to 38 according to location manager Charles Somers), across three different countries. The quest of Diana, princess warrior of the Amazons, is about to start when a plane crashes on the azure waters of her marvelous island.

The cast is headed by Gal Gadot (who already played this role in Batman v Superman) and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor (Captain Kirk from Star Trek Beyond). This is the first superhero blockbuster movie directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins.

Wonder Woman was filmed mostly in Italy and England. The scenes for the gorgeous island of Themyscira were based in Italy, in contrast with the dark male world set in the First World War, filmed in England. We tried to keep spoilers to a minimum for this selection of the movie's most relevant shooting locations.

Themyscira Island location
Most of the outdoor scenes for Themyscira were filmed in the south of Italy. The images from the island where Diana Prince comes from include lots of CGI, but are inspired in the Cilento coast in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The production was planning to film near the Natural Arch of Palinuro, but the local authorities considered that the area is not safe. The cliffs were added digitally for the scenes on the beach, filmed between the towns of Palinuro and Camerota in Spiaggia di Capogrosso, Mingardo, Capogrosso and cala d’Arconte. Image courtesy of Warner Bros


Themyscira Amazons village
The images from de island include lots of elements generated by CGI. This balcony overlooking the ocean was filmed at Villa Cimbrone, in Ravello, a lovely manor and gardens perched in a small town over Amalfi Coast. This location was also used to shot the Tenet house in Italy featured in Christopher Nolan's 2020 film.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Adrian Scottow


Wonder Woman City in Themyscira
Many scenes from the Amazons' city were shot in Matera (Basilicata), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pictured, the square and church of San Pietro Caveoso during the days of filming, after and before CG effects.
Images courtesy of Warner Bros


Where is Wonder Woman island
Themyscira island is a collage of landscapes inspired in places from several parts of the world, from the islets of Ha Long Bay to the Tajo de Ronda bridge in Spain (picture below). Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Klomiz


Amazons trainning scene
The grounds where the Amazons fight and train are also in a Valley near Matera.
Images courtesy of Warner Bros


Wonder Woman Island
The room where the sword is kept in the tower was filmed in the courtyard of Castel del Monte (near Bari in the Apulia region). The unique octagonal design of this 13th-century Castle is printed on the reverse of the 1 cent Italian euro coins. Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Paolo Macorig


Diana Gallery in France
A few establishing shots were filmed in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros


Capt Steve Trevor and Diana in London
Much of the principal filming was also done in England. In London, the movie was shot in multiple locations, as Sicilian Avenue in Bloomsbury (pictured) or Trafalgar Square. Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Frank V


The army in the train station
The production closed down two platforms in King's Cross Station and got a period 1940 vintage train for filming.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros


Ludendorff and Dr Maru gala
The building of the High Commission of Australia in London (the Australian House) also appears in some scenes.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Google Maps


The golden ceiling room scene
The interiors for the German High Command gala was held at the Long Gallery of Hatfield House (Hertfordshire). This is a very popular filming location that was used in many movies and TV shows. Recently, it was also featured in the BBC and FX series Trust and also in the first season of Tom Hardy's black drama Taboo.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Esther Westerveld


Behind the scenes
A shot from the set of Wonder Woman in Arundel Castle (West Sussex), transformed into the Belgian chateau where the gala takes place. Image courtesy of Warner Bros


Turkish army fortress
Tilbury Fort (Essex) doubled as an Ottoman military camp.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Google Maps


Harbor to the war
The area of the old port of the Tilbury-Gravesend Ferry terminal served as docks. Wonder Woman was also filmed in the area of the docks and the grounds of St Margaret of Antioch Church in Lower Halstow (Kent). Image courtesy of Warner Bros


Gal Gadot on horse in the forest
The Bourne Woods (Farnham, Surrey) is a very popular filming location (The Old Guard house was set here) to shot forest scenes. Some additional filming locations include the banks of the Thames in Southend-on-Sea (Essex), the Royal Air Force station in Halton (Buckinghamshire), and the former RAF Upper Heyford base, where one of the last action scenes was filmed. Image courtesy of Warner Bros


The Island of Themyscira set
Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden served as the base for the film’s production.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros


Wonder Woman drehort
The final battle in the Belgian village of Veld was also entirely built in the studios.

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You can also check out the awesome Westworld Filming Locations Guide following this link.

For further information we recommend the book The Art and Making of the Film, featuring fantastic photos from the set and the process of creating Themyscira island, concept art, and much more. The Entertainment Weekly Ultimate Guide to Wonder Woman includes behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the movie.
Also there is lots of merchandising available, from a detailed action figure to this full of wonder T-shirt:

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4 comments

  1. For the last image, the location you're looking for is the Long Gallery at Hatfield House, England - the gold ceiling is very distinctive! See: http://www.britainexpress.com/images/attractions/editor/Hatfield-5449-s.jpg

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    1. Thanks, this room was also featured in Taboo.

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  2. I'm sure Raf Halton was also used in the gas making chambers

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  3. I live a ten minute walk from the Bourne woods and always immediately recognise them when I see them in movies. The first war scene in Gladiator was shot there among many, many other movies. It's a beautiful place and great for dog walking!

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