The ‘Wonder Woman’ scenery? That’s Italy’s Amalfi Coast; Lucio Esposito; Positano News

Italy – Costiera Amalfitana

In the new film “Wonder Woman” — which is currently tearing up box office records amid wide critical acclaim — the dark and moody setting of World War I Europe is mercifully contrasted with the gorgeous and lush island nation of Themyscira. This fictional homeland of the famed superhero, played by actress Gal Gadot, is meant to appear as an “oasis of hope,” with natural beauty reminiscent of the famed Hanging Gardens of Babylon. “What is Themyscira?” production designer Aline Bonetto said. “It’s a beautiful vista with a coastal landscape, but not the kind you think of for your holiday. It’s still wild, rocky, green… Problem was, all the beautiful beaches in the world that sit below big cliffs disappear beneath the tide, so for a part of every day you have no beach. And we were shooting in March, which in Europe is still cold.”

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