Supergirl shot scenes on the Georgia Viaduct for episode 202 with Melissa Benoist, Tyler Hoechlin and a guest star
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 202 OF "SUPERGIRL". If you have not seen this episode and do not want to see or read any potential spoilers to the episode, do not continue reading this post or viewing the photos attached.
For the third time (I'll try to squeeze in the blog on the 2nd time...but this one seemed more vital to get up first) since the Supergirl production started shooting season 2 in Vancouver I managed to see Tyler Hoechlin on set as the Man Of Steel, Superman. What was different this time however was.... I also caught Melissa Benoist on set shooting for the first time. While I have managed to see Melissa in Supergirl garb once at the 1st location last week, and met her recently elsewhere in town, I had not yet seen her actually shooting for the show that she is the lead character in.
The production for Supergirl closed down the Georgia Viaduct (you may recognize it from Deadpool, The X-Files or Arrow, among dozens of other productions) for a night shoot where Melissa, Tyler and a guest star Frederick Schmidt playing the part of Metallo, along with their stunt doubles did a variety of stunts/scenes on the viaduct. Stunt co-ordinator Simon Burnett (formerly Stephen Amell's stunt double on Arrow) carefully plotted out the action sequences to the stunt team that includes Atlin Mitchell (taking over as Melissas stunt double this season, formerly various characters on Arrow, along with many other roles on other shows) & the actors during breaks while the crew worked to set up the next scene.
When I first showed up, they were already under way with Superman & Supergirl standing by while the stunt Metallo stood on a ledge of the viaduct with safety wires attached. The scene eventually progressed a bit more from that with scenes of Superman being thrown backwards and a 1 on 1 battle with Supergirl and Metallo where she punches him, before he reacts with a backhand slap that sends her reeling.
A bit later, they moved to doing a solo series of scenes with Melissa and her stunt double first climbing off a car, then doing a scene where Supergirl pushes the car along the street (with several crew on the opposite side of the car helping push it along) as it starts to explode, then just a shot of Supergirl in the crouched position on the car slowly rising to her feet, standing tall on top of the car.
After a few takes of that, I decided to go home. It was a late shoot & while I might have seen something more awesome had I stuck around, I felt what I got was worth the time I put in already.
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