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Wonder Woman Kicked So Much Butt at Landmark Mall That They Had to Turn It Into a Hospital

The now-empty Alexandria mall is the backdrop for a scene in the new Gal Gadot movie.

Wonder Woman in the former Landmark Mall. Photograph by Clay Enos/Courtesy Warner Bros.

Gal Gadot whoops some major ass in the forthcoming Wonder Woman 1984 movie. So much ass, in fact, that one of the sites of said ass-kicking is being turned into a hospital.*

Alexandria’s Landmark Mall, pictured here in the new Wonder Woman 1984 movie, will be turned into a hospital campus. Photograph courtesy Warner Bros.

On Tuesday, the city of Alexandria announced that the now-defunct Landmark Mall would be turned into a $1 billion Inova hospital campus. The Alexandria mall has been empty since 2017, and it’s the backdrop for a scene in the new Wonder Woman movie, much of which was shot in Washington. It was also apparently a film site for the HBO show The Plot Against America—the former Macy’s there was used as a staging area in 2019 for costumes and hair and makeup.

In addition to a new hospital, the 52-acre site will also be turned into a mixed-use development with parks and retail. Construction is slated to begin in 2023—just in time for another Wonder Woman movie.

Wonder Woman 1984 will be released on Christmas Day.

*Yes, I stole this joke from my colleague Andrew Beaujon. I’m sorry, Andrew.

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Mimi Montgomery Washingtonian
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Mimi Montgomery joined Washingtonian in 2018. Her work has appeared in Outside Magazine, Washington City Paper, DCist, and PoPVille. Originally from North Carolina, she now lives in Petworth.