Arrow shoots scenes for the Elseworlds cross over event with Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, a special recurring Flash guest star and Lamonica Garrett
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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.
On this particular day, they filmed several scenes in downtown Vancouver for the "Arrow" part of the crossover. I didn't see any of the early day filming as I just plain slept in. But I eventually got up, went down, got an autograph for someone who asked me to get something done for them them other night, from Arrow star Stephen Amell as he headed to his trailer for lunch break. I quite literally spent 3 whole seconds there to get that done.... and with that, I felt like "mission accomplished" and left fully aware they weren't going to be there after lunch.
Little did I know, all they were doing was moving 2 or 3 blocks away. While I was at home, I saw a tweet from Stephen showing him on set with Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist AND The Flash recurring guest star & the 1990s Flash, John Wesley Shipp. So I raced back out of the house to go find them.
When I got to set, I was shocked at the effort they were going thru to try and cover things up. They even were trying to cover STEPHEN in the Flash suit up... I mean hey, we've already seen him in a promo photo, his own tweets, and 2 days of set photos from The Flash shooting, but sure, yeah, work hard to cover that "spoiler".
As the day went on, I saw them also trying to cover up (thank you twitter user @marysocontrary2 for telling me who it was, as I had him down as "unknown actor when I first published this) Lamonica Garrett who was cast as The Monitor. He was wearing large golden boots, and was wearing a costume of some type. The crew were so put out that I got some photos of him, they had a cop come and talk to me, at length for awhile in hopes of trying to get rid of me. After some early tension between us, we eventually got to chatting for quite a while. I get he had a job to do and had to investigate the claim from the crew, and in the end, he understood I had something I was trying to do as well.
When the shoot ended, Melissa left first, with her security guard and crew member escorting her away past everyone. Shortly after Grant came by, and took photo with the fans there still in his Arrow make up & some of the costume. Then came Stephen. The other night I had asked Stephen if I could get a photo with him in the costume since I already have Grant in The Flash costume, and he said sure.... so today he honoured his promise, and despite having the suit 1/2 off already, re-suited up to take a photo with me, then did so for a couple other fans. John Wesley Shipp then was leaving, and he too after some uncertainty of how to do it (his mask was pulled down in front of his face covering half of it), took photos with fans in his Flash uniform as well.... which for the record looks SO velvety (if that's a word) in person.
After that, I left as it was clear they were finishing for the evening.
For other Elseworlds set photos from last week on the set of Flash & Supergirl, check these posts
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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