Despite the fact that I have been quite public about how the Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak "ship" known as "Olicity" is ruining Arrow, I know at least a few of you who still haven't angrily vilified follow my blog posts.
So, tonight there was a scene shot. A couple kiss in the scene in front of a crowd of supporters at a rally.
The couple Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak.
Now due to where they filmed the scene, and the lighting and the time of night... photos from it are well.... shitty. It was about 200 yards away (imagine 2 consecutive football fields) in the dark, and with my $500 camera. Soooo, yeah, of course they are fuzzy. But hey, I was the only blogger that bothered to stick around and photograph this for you all. So your welcome?
There will be a more detailed post on the entire days filming when I have more time. But for now, an Olicity shot (albeit pretty grainy) for now of their kissing scene tonight.
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Arrow episode 317 "Suicidal Tendencies" shoots scenes of someones wedding. Lots of cast on hand for it.
This post contains filming information for Arrow episode 317 "Suicidal Tendencies". IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS EPISODE AND DO NOT WANT TO VIEW POTENTIAL SPOILERS, DO NOT CONTINUE READING OR VIEWING THE PHOTOS BELOW.
Arrow was filming scenes a couple months ago for episode 317 "Suicidal Tendencies" in East Vancouver at a hall they have used several times for several things.
This time, the hall was not a hospital, or hall of records, but a wedding hall. As I tweeted back when the shooting happened, the cast were shooting a scene for a wedding, and although my joke that it was Ray & Felicity wedding was met with some anger by overly sensitive Olicity fans, the true happy couple was eventually sleuthed out by the fanbase.
David Ramsey and Audrey Marie Anderson as John Diggle & Lyla Michaels were shooting scenes where the couple gets re-married. Of course Dig & Lyla had a few friends at their joyous event of note. Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Willa Holland as Thea Queen and Colton Haynes as Roy Harper and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance were also all at the event.
Very little of the actual filming could be seen from outside. Only things I can confirm are things that are already known on the internet. It was a Dig & Lyla wedding, and Felicity catches the bouquet. Outside of that, no dialogue was heard, and very little of the scene could even be seen thru the 2 pglass doors, dozens of extras and equipment.
Of course, what would a Suicide Squad themeed episode be without a member of Amanda Wallers bunch? A scene was done outside after the reception scene with Dig & Lyla walking to a limo and getting in. Waiting for them on the inside was Michael Rowe as Floyd Lawton, aka - Deadshot. What takes place inside the limo, who knows? Perhaps the SS was playing security detail for the wedding? Or, Lyla or Dig was being called away to a job. Will have to wait till next week to see.
This was what I call the "beginning of the end" of the Arrow set being a place where you could go & meet the case easily. There was no less than 20 people throughout the day at the set, and at 1 point, 19 people were there at the same time. Sure enough, it encouraged many of the cast to start sneaking out the back doors when they were on a break instead of coming out the front doors as they did when there was only 5 or 8 of us. This was of course part of what I call a "perfect storm" of circumstances. The 4 big productions in town were all on location that day (Flash, Once Upon A Time & Supernatural along with Arrow), as fans went to the other locations & found them to be either inaccessible, or boring, they all flocked to the Arrow set where they were hearing about how many cast were there & how accessible they were. It was clearly obvious that 1/2 of the people at the Arrow set that day were not even fans of the show, but just wanted to meet "someone famous". I miss the days where there was just 2 or 3, and sometimes just me, at the set.
Arrow airs Wednesday nights on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
Arrow shoots scenes for episode 314 "The Return" in downtown Vancouver with Stephen Amell, Karl Yune and Willa Holland
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 314 OF ARROW TITLED "THE RETURN" If you have not seen this episode yet and do not want to read or view any material about the episode, please do not read the article or view the photos below..
This week we finally see the return of Oliver Queen to Starling City in present day on Arrow. After his dramatic "death" in the mid-season finale a lot of people wondered when the "Emerald Archer" would return to Starling City. With that question now answered..... it is time for the show to move back to its stories that are playing out around this.
One of those stories is Olivers 5 years "away" from Starling City. I put away in brackets because we learn from episode 314 "The Return" he was in Starling city during his 5 years away.
Stephen Amell donned his "island hair" under a Starling City Rockets hat as he shot scenes with Karl Yune in downtown as they do scenes set in 2010. The pair were watching someone come out of Queen Consolidated, but who? and why?
After Stephen and Karl shot their scenes, another quick scene was shot also outside the Queen Consolidated headquarters. It showed Willa Holland dressed as Thea Queen in 2010 in her private school outfit. When you see these scenes put together, I suspect we will be watching big brother Oliver checking in on his young sister while he is in Starling City on business for Amanda Waller.
Since everyone now knows the episodes synopsis I guess I can officially say what I suspected back when this day of filming happened..... The Return DOES NOT refer to Slade (as Marc Guggenheim tweeted it didnt) or even the return of Colin Donnell. Instead, it is Oliver Queen returning to Starling City in flashbacks.
I have another blog for episode 314 with photos of Katie Cassidy and Colin Donnell in a scene HERE.
Arrow airs Wednesday nights on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
Arrow shoots night scenes for episode 313 titled "CANARIES" with a Guest Star, Colton Haynes aaaand STEPHEN AMELL
THIS POST CONTAINTS POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 313 OF "ARROW" TITLED "CANARIES". If you have not seen this episode yet, and do not want to know anything prior to viewing it. DO NOT read the article or view the photos. Leave now.
It has been QUITE AWHILE since the last time I caught Arrow out shooting anywhere. In fact, the 1st episode of the season, is the last time I have seen them actually filming. I've been to a few sets, but none that were outside.
Earlier this month I ran into The CW hit vigilante action show "Arrow" downtown shooting a couple of scenes for episode 313, titled "Canaries".
I planned on eventually doing these blogs over the holidays, however...after the shocking finale to episode 309 "The Climb" for the mid-season finale, I felt a need to rush this particular set out fast.
A scene was shot on a rooftop of a "bad guy" (some of us at the set nicknamed him "knock off Jesse Pinkman".. if anyone knows the actors name, feel free to let me know so I can properly credit him.) getting chased by 2 men in costumes. Colton Haynes and his stunt guy Curtis Bracconier were dressed as the Roy Harper alias Arsenal, along with ANOTHER masked vigilante..... STEPHEN AMELL and his stunt man Simon Burnett as the Oliver Queen alias ARROW.
We all knew that Oliver Queen would some how survive his fall off the mountain top. The bigger question though was....how long would he be "missing"? Some internet sites have suggested the show would be Amellless for up to 4 episodes, while others suggest it will be just 1 episode.
Well, unless Roy Harper is hallucinating his mentor running along side him. It appears Arrow is back in Starling City by episode 313 or sooner.
After the shooting wrapped. I had a chance to meet Stephen again, and he apologized to the several fans waiting out there for not coming down on his lunch break. He said "my wardrobe had a bit of a spoiler on it..." which instantly made me go home and look at my pics. Only immediate difference I could see is what appears to be 6 spots on his shoulder that are in the shape of an arrow funny enough...but I THINK they are some type of arrows, or arrow heads? In any case.... looks like someone gave Oliver a Christmas present.
Of course, the change to his outfit wasn't the big shocker from this. That is OF COURSE the fact that at least in some way shape or form in episode 313, if not sooner, we will see The Arrow back in Starling City.
Arrow is currently up for several awards in our year end Best Of TV Awards going on right now. You can vote HERE.
Arrow will return from its holiday hiatus January on The CW in the U.S. & CTV in Canada.
Arrow films scenes for the season 3 premiere with Stephen Amell, Caity Lotz, Peter Stormare and the stunt team
Season 3 of Arrow begins this upcoming week. After 2 roller coaster season finales, its going to be interesting to see how the people of Starling City can be traumatized even more in season 3.
I caught up with the cast of Arrow shooting some scenes in the first week of their schedule. There was a couple scenes I saw that day which included a little Olicity time, as well as the new Chief Of Police Quentin Lance talking to media while his daughter & Oliver looked on. But this isnt about those scenes.
There was a night shoot that day. I wasnt expecting to see much of it, and frankly, after seeing what my photos looked like (I kept a couple REALLY crappy ones in there so you get an idea what 85% of my night shots tend to be), I should have went home early.
I stuck it out and manage to catch very small glimpses of some scenes shot on the roof of the Plaza Of Nations that entailed the stunt team as well as cast members Stephen Amell dressed like Arrow, Caity Lotz dressed like Black Canary and Peter Stormare as the new Count Vertigo (whether any others were up there....who knows... thats all I saw from my limited vantage point).
The only undeniable things I can say for sure is, Count Vertigo and Arrow have a pretty detailed fight on the roof that saw their stunt people partake in. As well, some VERY close up shots of Stephen. Lastly a short scene of Black Canary (Lotz/her stunt person?) coming in and swinging her staff around at seemingly nothing.
From where I was, about 250 ft away and another 30 ft below, there was not a lot I could see, and with the exception of the rare time I saw both the actors and their doubles within my line of view, I could only assume who was doing which scenes 1/2 the time with the exception of the fight scene which clearly looked like the stunt team, and the close up which was clearly Stephen.
So, here is the 1st night shoot shots I got this year from Arrow. I didnt label the photos specific since theres not a lot of them I am certain who it is in the photos. Some are Stephen, Caity and Peter, some are Simon Burnett, Atlin Mitchell and the stunt man for Peter.
Arrow debuts Wednesday October 8, 2014 on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
Season 3 of ARROW films a scene with Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards for episode 301 - OLICITY ALERT!
As I told you in my blog on Saturday, Arrow has begun filming for season 3 in Vancouver.
The 1st public day of filming had a few things. One thing it had was a lot of trailers. No less than 9 cast trailers were on set for the shoot, and I have only managed to account for 6 of them... so was there someone from a morning shoot that everyone missed? Or even LATER in the late night Fraturday shoot (that there will be a blog on later this week) that I missed? Guess I will have to wait to see. So heres a quick peek at who I saw trailers there for.
As well, a guest star? He was escorted by an AD, had a transportation vehicle waiting. So he wasn't just any background extra. An escapee from iron Heights?
Of course, 95% of you didn't come here to look at pics of trailers or a guest star. I'm not a fool.
So, onto the main topic of the post. Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak, out, together...maybe on a date? Those of you who have read the synopsis for the season premiere already know that Oliver asks, or intends to ask his lovestruck tech girl out.
The question is... was this him asking her out.. or the actual date?
The scene didn't offer much from an action standpoint as Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards would walk down the stairs together, as Stephen occasionally spoke.
So Olicity fans, here is your temporary fix till October.
I have tagged a couple of the photos off image, or low down on the image for a couple of you who asked for images without the tag. I DO NOT usually do this. I did a couple.. just to see if you guys abuse it or not. If you can be civil & respect the fact that I did it, and NOT REMOVE THE TAGS, I may do it more often for Arrow photos.
Season 3 of ARROW will begin airing October 8, 2014 on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
You can see my past Arrow blogs HERE
You can follow Stephen Amell on his Twitter or his Facebook (1 of the best celeb FB pages there is)
You can follow Emily Bett Rickards on Twitter.
Season 3 of ARROW has started filming - Pics of Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy and Paul Blackthorne shooting scenes for ep 301
Arrow season 3 is under way in Vancouver, BC, Canada FINALLY!
The 1st public shoot (that anyone seems to have known of) was on Friday right in downtown Vancouver as the production took over Terry Fox Plaza at B.C. Place to film scenes that involved Oliver Queen walking along with Laurel Lance
The pair did a scene where they are walking from the stadium in the blazing heat we had here, eventually they stop and talk to a 3rd character, alive and seemingly well... Quentin Lance.
A bit later they did scenes where Laurel talks to Quentin in front of the media.
In these scenes, you see Quentin dressed up in a little different Police attire.... as he is now Captain Lance.
After those scenes, Paul Blackthorne wrapped his work on those scenes. Short time later Katie Cassidy also wrapped.
This left Stephen Amell there to film scenes that involved another cast member...which I will get to in my next blog post.
I managed to get autographs from all 3 of them at different times. This included a good 15-20 minute chat that Stephen had with those of us that were there. Glad to see he is still cool.
Arrow returns this fall on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada. for their 3rd season starting October 8, 2014.
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You can follow Katie Cassidy on Twitter
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