Warner Bros. and DC’s next epic movie Wonder Woman will be debuting next June; which is seven months away. Filming wrapped in May and post-production for the Patty Jenkins directed blockbuster is well underway. But, as we should all know by now, this is not often the end of a film’s production cycle. According to Flickreel, the cast and crew for Wonder Woman will be starting reshoots in two weeks time and they’ll be returning to their set in Leavesden, U.K. where a castle and period buildings were constructed for the original shoot.
Now, in recent years the word “reshoots” has been given an unfair stigma. Yes there are examples of movies that were poorly reviewed despite the production having reshoots such as Warner Bros. own Suicide Squad. However, most of the time reshoots tend to benefit a movie. Marvel Studios actually budget and schedule for reshoots, Star Wars: The Force Awakens had reshoots etc. Heck, World War Z was a disaster before the extensive reshoots brought the project back on track.
Back To The Future, one of the most critically acclaimed movies of all time, had near top-to-bottom reshoots after recasting Eric Stoltz with Michael J. Fox. The point is, reshoots are just another tool in the blockbuster kit. Many independent projects would kill for the budget to be able to go back and fix or change aspects of their movie during post-production. These reshoots for Wonder Woman were clearly already planned otherwise the sets in Leavesden wouldn’t still be there.
There are some reasons to be concerned this week with Warner Bros. future slate of films, such as The Flash losing its director again, but this is not a red flag. After a brilliant new trailer, things are looking hopeful for Wonder Woman and let’s hope the production continues to go as planned.
Wonder Woman will be released in June 2017.
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