This blog post contains possible spoilers for episode 313 of Arrow titled "Canaries". If you have not seen this episode yet and do not want to see or view spoilers till then DO NOT continue reading this post or viewing the photos below.
A few weeks ago, before the Winter break, I caught Arrow shooting some scenes in downtown Vancouver for episode 313 "Canaries". As you may have already seen from my previous blog post, there was some night scenes done on a roof.
This is for the scenes done in the daytime with returning Guest Star Peter Stormare as Werner Zytyl (Count Vertigo) and Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance).
The scene starts with Vertigo getting escorted out of a courthouse by an armed U.S. Marshall (if someone knows the actors name, please provide so I can credit him) in Starling City and the media catches him on the steps & he decides to have an impromptu press conference demanding the Arrow show up. Out of no where Laurel Lance barges her way thru the scrum of reporters to get to the side of Vertigo when all of a sudden the Marshal escorting Vertigo snaps & starts shooting at the reporters.
Tonight on the mid-season premiere Arrow we see Laurel take her first major steps towards becoming the Black Canary. In this scene Laurel decides that shes had enough of this and goes over & 1 punch KO's the gunman while hes firing all over the place. As all of this is going on, Vertigo takes off, leaving Laurel confused and looking around for him while the shooter is laid out on the pavement in front of her.
After this scene was shot, they did a couple short close up scenes of the media scrum, except this time some of them are wearing some really well done Halloween masks. I assume this is what the U.S. Marshall that opens fire was seeing.
As I alluded to earlier, I posted a previous blog with another shoot from that same day with different actors. Based on the parts I know of this episode, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that scene is also an hallucination of someone like the Marshall was seeing.
But, we will have to wait & see I suppose.
Arrow returns January 21, 2015 on The CW in the U.S. and on 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.
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