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'Wonder Woman' sequel to be filmed in Virginia this summer

 RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Governor Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that the highly anticipated "Wonder Woman" sequel will film in northern Virginia for several weeks this summer.

"Wonder Woman 1984," the follow-up to Warner Bros. Pictures and DC’s hit "Wonder Woman," will be filmed for several weeks in the Alexandria. 

According to a release from the governor's office, the project is eligible to receive a financial Virginia film incentive after expenditures have occurred. The exact amount will be based on the number of Virginia workers hired, Virginia goods and services purchased, and deliverables, including Virginia tourism promotions.  

We are delighted to welcome the Wonder Woman team to Virginia,” Gov. Northam said. “We are confident that this trailblazing project will find a perfect home in Alexandria, and look forward to the super impact it will have on our economy and the continued growth of Virginia’s lucrative production industry.”

Patricia Washington, President and CEO of Visit Alexandria, said the city is 'overjoyed' to have been selected as a filming location.

Past feature films that have shot scenes in the area include, "Jackie," starring Natalie Portman, and "J. Edgar," starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

“Hosting a feature film of this magnitude will provide huge dividends for our city," Washington said. "We look forward to working with the cast and crew of "Wonder Woman" this summer.”

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