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Wonder Woman 2 filming brings back a classic D.C. storefront

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Former D.C. retail institution Commander Salamander is back for the shoot!

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The sequel to last summer’s hit film Wonder Woman is shooting in the D.C. area this summer, and it looks like filming is heating up. PoPville and Batman News recently shared scans that were sent to residents about the road closures in Georgetown that will be happening this week along a stretch of Wisconsin Avenue.

The movie, dubbed “Magic Hour” in that letter, is supposedly set in the 1980s and is also filming at the defunct Landmark Mall site in Alexandria. We did a little scouring on Instagram at those sites and found some evidence of movie sets (including an old-school police car).

Meanwhile in Georgetown: wow, Commander Salamander appears to have made a return to Wisconsin Avenue, according to Instagram sightings! The 34-year-old punk clothing shop was a local institution in Georgetown when it closed down in 2010. The movie crew appears to have done a bang-up job of replicating the store’s logo and exterior. It looks like that space is located in the former Appalachian Spring craft store next to Reddz Trading.

Who knows how Commander Salamander will figure into the movie, but it’s very intriguing. “I think Wonder Woman goes to get glitter hairspray & the latest button for her jean jacket before crashing the bad guys’ show at the 9:30 Club,” one Instagrammer joked.