Arrow films scenes for Elseworlds IN CHICAGO (all photos in this post are property of photographers stated - credit THEM in secondary use)
THIS BLOG POST IS FOR "ARROW" SEASON EPISODE 409 "Elseworlds" AND MAY CONTAIN POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR THE EPISODE.
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As October got under way, so did the annual DC TV universe crossover event that they have done for the past few seasons. This year, only 3 of their 4 shows are taking part, with Legends Of Tomorrow taking a pass on this one. Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl are teaming up for the event.
This past week, they filmed several scenes in Vancou... errrr... I mean CHICAGO???? for the "Arrow" part. You are not hallucinating. The producers for Arrow were eager to get that original Gotham look that has become ingrained in our memory from the Dark Knight era. Christopher Nolan filmed Batman Begins and The Dark Knight movies there, and Arrow wanted to capture that feeling for their portion of the cross over. The episode is being directed by Arrows original stunt coordinator, and frequent director of their episodes now, James Bamford.
As seen in the photos below, there wasnt a lot to be reported. We know that Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist were definitely on set, as they were seen there by photographer Rob Olewinski at cmraseye.com in the photos below. They also got a couple cool photos of the inside of the set as well. But at this time, no other cast were reported there, either thru the fan photos, or behind the scene shots from cast. A lot of people feel new Batwoman Ruby Rose would be there since the scenes are in Gotham, but at this time, there has been no confirmation she was there.
Not to be outdone, a couple photos from fans showed some of the exterior of the set & a meeting with Grant on the set.
First we see a photo with Grant Gustin meeting with twitter user @wtvrashley on the set.
Next is a set of photos from twitter user @xavportela. The most interesting photo, is the mystery actor standing under the GCPD sign.
Could this be a background person? Or a new cast member added for this cross over we haven't heard of yet?
Lastly, a few photos from some twitter user called @StephenAmell ??
Of course many fans have jumped to the most conclusions for the photo he posted with former Arrow star Colin Donnell. While it is not unheard of for Tommy Merlyn to make surprise cameos on Arrow over the years, I suspect based on his attire, he was just there visiting his old cast mate Stephen. Colin is on a show called Chicago Med now, and as you can guess by the title, it films in Chicago.... so this wasn't too out of his way to come by and say hi.
Of course.... perhaps this photo IS of a returning Tommy... or some alternate Tommy. Guess we will all have to wait and see on that one.
The other photos feature Melissa & Grant just sitting around waiting to work at the set one night.
While the last one shows Stephen lurking over Grants shoulder on the set.
Of course, as I stated earlier above these twitter posts, another user got several photos from the set... but only seemed to get a couple with actors in them as he said he was encouraged to leave shortly after. But he probably had the best shots of any non-crew person.
You can see a few of them in the gallery below.
You can also find his whole set on his flickr page.
Also credit to @Filming_Chicago for all the work there keeping people updated on filming. I found all of the links to these photos through their work posting them. You can find a few other set photos from the Arrow shoot there if you dig through their feed. I just didn't have the time to link to every post I could find.
For other Elseworlds set photos from last month on the set of Arrow, Flash & Supergirl, check these posts
HERE HERE HERE AND HERE
For other behind the scene blog posts of Arrow go HERE
For Arrow autographs gallery go HERE
The Arrowverse event will air on December 9, 10 & 11 on The CW in the U.S.
If you are in Canada, and do NOT have Netflix... You will have to watch it by Unofficial means, because the morons at The CW have given Netflix the rights to air The Flash the next day (it literally does NOT air live ANYWHERE in Canada), while giving Arrow to the Showcase network, and giving Supergirl to the Space network. The former network that carried them, CTV, now has none of them for some reason. So uhhh, I guess good luck with watching it.
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