Filming Locations Guide: Where was Wonder Woman 1984 filmed? The Southfields Mall

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After six failed release dates, one of the most anticipated films of the year is finally here. The movie wrapped filming in 2018, but due to the crisis outbreak, its premiere was postponed until December 2020. Wonder Woman 1984 was filmed in Washington, D.C., England, and Spain. The movie features many cool locations, like a disused mall transformed into the eighties Southfields Mall.

The sequel to the 2017 film from the same director, Patty Jenkins, stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and The Mandalorian Pedro Pascal. The story revolves around Diana trying to stop ambitious businessman Maxwell Lord from spreading chaos all over the world after having taken power of the Dreamstone, an ancient magic artifact that grants wishes.

Welcome to the internet’s ultimate guide to Wonder Woman 1984’s filming locations. Also, if you are wondering: Where was Wonder Woman filmed? - You’ll find a wonderful article revealing all the locations from the first movie by following this link here.

Wonder Woman 1984 Beach
The movie's opening sequence is a flashback to Diana's childhood on Themyscira. ComingSoon.net visited the backlot at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden (UK) while they were shooting the Amazon games. The arena was a massive outdoor set with tall gold pillars and a waterfall. Although the crew were filming some of the Egyptian scenes near Corralejo’s Big Beaches in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands), our close inspection of the footage of the Amazons horse riding on the beach indicates that this scene cannot have been filmed there. In fact, Atlas of Wonders was able to track down the real location: the dazzling Sotavento de Jandía beach, also in Fuerteventura. According to the local press, the scenes on the mountain were filmed in the northwest part of Tenerife, an area called Isla Baja. The movie shows the peculiar rock formation of the massif known as Macizo de Teno.
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Image courtesy of HBO - Maps: Sotavento Beach / Macizo de Teno


Commander Salamander
In 1984 Washington D.C., Diana saves a woman from being run over near the Siroc Restaurant in McPherson Square at 15th St NW and I St NW in Downtown. The Commander Salamander was a punk store that shuttered for good in 2010. The storefront of the movie was recreated on the front of a shop located in the Wisconsin Ave and P street intersection in Georgetown.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros - Maps: First scene - Commander Salamander


Southfields Mall
The Landmark Mall in Alexandria (Virginia) served as the Southfields Mall. Just like the mall in Stranger Things, the filmmakers found a defunct complex (near Washington in this case) to film the Koslov Jewelers robbery scene. The Washingtonian reported that there are plans to turn the shopping center into a $1 billion Inova hospital campus.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Google Maps


Wonder Woman House
Diana Prince's apartment is located in the Watergate complex in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. This group of six buildings constructed in the '60s along the Potomac River became world-famous when they gave name to the Watergate scandal. In 1972, high officials in the administration of President Richard Nixon ordered wiretaps of members of Congress who lived here.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros - Map


Wonder Woman 1984 drehorte
The scene where Diana has a glass of wine by herself on the terrace of a café was filmed in a house at 3214 O St NW near Wisconsin Ave.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Google Maps


The Smithsonian Museum Hall
Diana works as an anthropologist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Some scenes, like this one with the African elephant in the museum’s rotunda, were filmed on location here.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros - Map


Black Gold Cooperative
The Black Gold Cooperative building was filmed at the former home of company Legal and General in Kingswood (Surrey), near London. Built in the 1980s to accommodate thousands of staff, the area is due to be transformed into a retirement village.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros - Map


Stagg Industries International
The gala night at the Smithsonian, where Diana walks the red carpet alone as a movie star, was filmed at the Royal College of Physicians in London near Regent's Park.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros - Map


Washington DC in the Eighties
Diana gives Steve a tour of Washington, visiting the Metro Center station, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the National Air and Space Museum.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros - Maps: Subway Station / Hirshhorn Museum / Space Museum


The invisible jet hangar
In order to fly to Egypt, Diana and Steve take a Panavia Tornado jet from the Imperial War Museum Duxford and she turns it invisible. Pictured, the American Air Museum hangar designed by British architect Lord Norman Foster, which reunites a large collection of vintage American aircraft, including a Lockheed Blackbird and a B-52 Stratofortress.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Nick Garrod - Map


Palace in Egypt
The palace in Cairo of the King of Crude, Emir Said Bin Abydos, is the Alcazaba of Almería, a fortified castle of Muslim origin in Spain. The spectacular car chase action sequence was filmed at the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands).
Image courtesy of Warner Bros and ANE - Maps: Alcazaba - Fuerteventura

Government broadcast system base
The satellite headquarter where Barbara Minerva becomes Cheetah, Maxwell Lord a televangelist, and Diana a golden Knight of the Zodiac, was built over an image of the rough northwestern coast of La Palma in Canary Islands, Spain. This is the same location where the Aretuza island stands in The Witcher series. According to Radio Times, the scenes in the White House were filmed in a set built at the Warner Bros studios in Leavesden.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros - Map

Kristoffer Polaha Christmas market
At the end of the movie, Diana meets the "Handsome Man" amidst a crowd in a Christmas market. This is the Torrington Square in Bloomsbury, London. In addition, some big media outlets like Lonely Planet and Denofgeek name a few more additional filming locations: the Savoy Hotel in central London, the DAR Constitution Hall near the U.S. Capitol, and the Boston Manor Park in Brentford (England), but it's not clear in which scenes they were used.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros - Map

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2 comments
  1. What about the Black Gold Cooperative building?

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  2. The metro you've id'd above is incorrect. That photo is metro center, which has a cross layout. McPherson square is just a straight line.

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