Why Wonder Woman's vintage photo was actually really hard to pull off

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Jun 14, 2017

With DC trying to drop easter eggs fast and furious across its movie slate, the studio laid the foundation for Wonder Woman with a long-lost photograph from one of Diana’s earliest adventures. Turns out, that was easier said than done.

While chatting about the hit Wonder Woman film, co-star Ewen Brenner (Charlie) took a look back at the photo easter egg — and pointed out just how much trouble it proved to be once they actually started shooting the movie. For the sake of reference: In Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman is happy to track down an old photo showing her team from World War I. But when they actually started filming Wonder Woman, they had to re-create that exact scene down to the tiniest detail in the film itself.

Here’s an excerpt from his comments to Yahoo!:

“That was the first thing that we shot, before we’d even shot a scene [for Wonder Woman] we shot that photograph. It meant that when we eventually got around to shooting the scene that the [photograph] is from, we had to really painstakingly recreate it. Because we [took the photo] against a half-built set, in a way sets were still being built at that point. So by the time we came around to filming that scene, probably around five months later, the sets were much more developed. So we had to find a way to recreate the exact same image after half a year had gone by.”

Brenner’s comments make sense, as DC was basically just scrambling to toss in an easter egg during Batman v Superman production, with plans to go back and figure out the details later on (namely, once Wonder Woman entered full production and had the sets complete). But it’s obviously not easy re-creating a photo down to the tiniest detail. Thankfully, they seem to have pulled it off masterfully (for the most part).

(Via Yahoo! Movies)