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

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Would you like to visit the legendary Themyscira Island? Wonder Woman was almost entirely filmed in Italy and England. The scenes taking place on the gorgeous island were filmed in Italy, in contrast with the dark male world set in the First World War, filmed in England.

The Wonder Woman film came packed with a huge amount of locations, up to 38 according to location manager Charles Somers. The quest of Diana, princess warrior of the Amazons, starts when a plane dives into the azure waters of her marvelous home island.

Wonder Woman locations

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 directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins.

Here is the complete guide to the filming locations of the 2017 movie, and you can also find our wonderful report with all the locations where the new Wonder Woman 1984 was filmed following this link.

The Real Location of Themyscira Island

Themyscira Island location
Most of the outdoor scenes of Themyscira were filmed in the south of Italy. The images of Diana Prince's home island were made using lots of CGI, inspired by 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 spectacular 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 same location was also featured as the Tenet house in Italy 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 filmed 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 applying digital effects.


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


Amazons trainning scene
The grounds where the Amazons fight and train are located in a small valley near Matera.


Wonder Woman Island
The room where the Godkiller 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 scenes were filmed in the Louvre Museum in Paris, where Diana works as the curator for the Department of Antiquities.


Capt Steve Trevor and Diana in London
Much of the principal filming was also done in England. In London, the movie was filmed in multiple locations including 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.


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 in Hertfordshire. The manor has been used in many movies and TV shows. Just to name a few productions filmed here, the stately home is one of the 2020 Rebecca movie locations and also appeared in the BBC and FX series Trust and Tom Hardy's black drama Taboo.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Esther Westerveld


Behind the scenes
The Arundel Castle in West Sussex was transformed into the Belgian chateau where the gala takes place.


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


Wonder Woman drehort
The area of the old port of the Tilbury-Gravesend Ferry terminal served as docks. The filmmakers also used the docks and the grounds of St Margaret of Antioch Church in Lower Halstow (Kent).


Gal Gadot on horse in the forest
The Bourne Woods in Farnham, Surrey, is a very popular location when a production needs to film forest scenes. Some additional minor filming locations included in the movie are 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 scenes was filmed.


The Island of Themyscira set
Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden served as the base for the film’s production, the same set used to film some scenes for the Zack Snyder's Justice League movie.


Wonder Woman bar
The final battle in the Belgian village of Veld and the bar scene was also entirely built in a huge set in the studios.

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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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  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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  4. This must be the most spectacular filmed set I have seen in a long time. Thank man who can create such beautiful spaces and make them so real. In the old days, carpenters took pride in their work and it was shown to people for centuries, today they are just boards slap together and if it holds, they call it home.

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