HOLLYWOOD actors have arrived in Almeria City to shoot scenes for the new Wonder Woman 1984 superhero film.
Areas of the city including the Alcazaba fortress and the Pescaderia-La Chanca district were transformed into 1980’s Egypt for the filming earlier this week.
📽️ Y poco a poco nos va diciendo adiós el rodaje de #WonderWoman1984 en la #AlcazabaAlmería. Hoy, labores de desmontaje, acopio y traslado del material técnico y de atrezzo utilizado en esta superproducción de la @WarnerBrosSpain. Mañana últimos flecos y apertura normal. 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/Oa7J7MRypT
— Alcazaba de Almería (@Alcazabaalmeria) 10 September 2018
Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman, was filmed arriving at Almeria Airport last Saturday. Several fans were on hand to greet and as she stopped briefly to talk with them and sign autographs.
She has been joined in Almeria by director Patty Jenkins and the actors Chris Pine, who featured in the new Star Trek films and Pedro Pascal, of Narcos fame.
— Victor Miralles (@vmediastudio) 10 September 2018
Social media was filled with video and pictures from fans and onlookers to the shoot. One featured Chris Pine, who plays the soldier Steve Trevor in the film, riding on a bicycle near to the Alcazaba.
The film’s producers have also announced they will donate €18,000 to the Alcazaba in gratitude for being able to use the monument. Almeria City officials allowed the filmmakers to shoot there for free.
Miguel Angel Vazquez, the Junta de Andalucia’s Culture spokesperson, said the money would go towards research and conservation at the fortress.