WASHINGTON - The "Wonder Woman" sequel is filming in D.C. on Wednesday and Thursday -- and while there have not been any sightings of lead actress Gal Gadot, it will be affecting traffic in Georgetown. It is also bringing back an old favorite to the neighborhood.
Lead actress Gal Gadot posted a still from the film on social media on Wednesday, revealing that the new movie will be called "Wonder Woman 1984."
Actor Chris Pine is due to make an appearance in the film as well, as teased in Director Patty Jenkins' tweet, reprising his role as Steve Trevor -- surprising many fans who remember how the first film ended.
Tying in with the film's throwback theme, the movie has brought back popular shop Commander Salamander for the shoot.
The pop-up front has made locals reminisce for the real thing.
An empty storefront in my old work neighborhood just got converted into a Commander Salamander, a defunct store chain from my misspent youth circa 1984. Also, #WonderWoman2 is filming in DC soon.— Devon Sanders (@devonsanders) June 9, 2018
Thanks to pal, @essamchalf for use of the photos. pic.twitter.com/zOpiz7Hrjl
The recreation of the Commander Salamander store is actually right next door to a store now owned by the woman who opened up the business three decades ago.
Wendy Ezrailson said she originally had no idea the "Wonder Woman" sequel would be filming in Georgetown and that the store she started would be in the film. She said when a scout for the movie walked in to tell her what was going on, they got a good laugh at the coincidence.
She jumped on board and has actually been getting calls from the people involved with the movie shoot about providing some merchandise to put in the storefront for filming.
"It looks really good," she said. "I love it and they put a lot of my stuff in the window. My own personal stuff. My husband and I went through all our things and we tried to find stuff we had from the 80s."
Commander Salamander had a long run when it was open from 1977 to 2010. This whole process had Ezrailson reminiscing about the Georgetown staple that came to be known across the nation.
"Commander Salamander was sex, drugs and rock and roll," Ezrailson described. "It was during the 80s and it was all punk. Everything was colored hair and manic panic."
Ezrailson now owns Reddz Trading next door to the recreated store. As for whether she would reopen Commander Salamander, she told us one time was enough.
While the filming takes place in town, Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest D.C. will be closed from 3:30 p.m. Wednesday from M Street to F Street and on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from M Street to P Street.
Film crews will also be in northern Virginia this summer filming a portion of the movie.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday the filming will take place over several weeks in the Alexandria area. Reports have identified empty Landmark Mall as one location, but the Virginia Film Office declined to confirm specific locations.
Director Patty Jenkins attended McLean High School in northern Virginia during her senior year.