THIS BLOG POST IS FOR SUPERGIRL SEASON 6 EPISODE 20, AND IT MAY CONTAIN POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR THE EPISODE.
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UPDATE - AUGUST 14, 2021 - 6:45 AM. As promised when this blog 1st went up, there is an additional section of photos from the Friday shoot added below the last part of the original Friday photos. Instead of incorporating them into the subsections, I just gave them their own gallery so those of you coming here just to see the new photos, who already had seen the previous ones, didnt have to navigate through content you already saw. As I said at the time, there were so many I chose, that I couldnt get them up all in 1 shot, so I just got some up the first time, and the rest up later.
UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 - 12:30 AM. A lot later than I originally promised. But the final set of photos from this shoot from the Saturday shoot has been added to the end of the blog.
Also... apologies for the frustratingly high amount of photos with tree branches through them. We were all aware they were there, and were already frustrated with them, but it wasnt till I got them on a bigger screen at home that I noticed just HOW MANY were cutting through the middle of photos I thought were clean.
I have my Wednesday (Funeral) shoot blog HERE.
I have my blog from the Thursday shoot is HERE.
I caught up with Supergirl filming episode 6x20, which IS THE SEASON, AND SERIES FINALE in downtown Vancouver, in an area they have used before, Harbour Green Park, and the street out front of it. This time they were using the street, and the park, where as in the past, they had used these two areas at seperate times. The episode is being directed by Jesse Warn.
Early in the day, they had 2 units on the go. One with all the actors, out on the street, doing large superhero ensemble scenes, while in the park they were practicing, and performing stunt sequences with James, and Kelly Olsen in their Guardian attire around some explosions in an area they were calling "Russell Memorial Park" (unsure who that is in reference to). Later in the day Azie was also on set doing part of the scene, but Mehcad Brooks never was on set as James Guardian, but I have added those photos to the first part of the day set as there was not many of them, and it was part of that scene.
On set for the first of the 2 day shoot were
- Melissa Benoist as Supergirl
- Chyler Leigh as Sentinel
- Azie Tesfai as Guardian
- Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor
- Nicole Maines as Dreamer
- Jesse Rath as Brainiac 5
- Julie Gonzalo as Acrata
- David Harewood as Martian Manhunter
- Helen Slater as Eliza Danvers
- Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott
- Chris Wood as Mon El
- Unknown actor as James Olsens Guardian
- Keith Dallas as Al Crane
- Unknown actor (the one from the day prior at the Dreamer ceremony, may be Corbin Bleu as Trevor Crane, but I dont have enough details to go on yet)
- Unknown actor #2 as unknown character in a camo jacket.
For most of the day, the entire crew was out there together doing scenes. Sometimes a couple of them would be in holding, while the camera was focused on different parts of the scene, but for large portions of the day, the entire roster was out there (or in the case of Martian Manhunter, Supergirl, and James Guardian, sometimes their body doubles too).
The scenes had each of the heroes doing their reactions to a threat from some villains. They named A LOT of villains at a couple points. It started with Lex Luthor & Nyxlygsptlnz. But the dastardly duo summoned others like a reverse Endgame moment, with portals opening up for Overgirl, Red Tornado, Parasite, and Metallo to come & join their attack on the heroes.
Throughout the day, a couple different combinations of scenes were done. In the early part of the day, they seemed to have scenes with Supergirl and Martian Manhunter at the front, with the Guardians, and Sentinel off to 1 side, and Dreamer, Brainy, Acrata and Lena off on the other side.
After the lunch break they continued on with the same series of scenes, but this time, a couple of additions joined the team. Mon El & Winn were now out there as well. This time, the scenes had Supergirl & Mon El front & centre, with the rest of the heroes surrounding from the sides.
In between takes all day, you would occasionally hear explosions going off from the stunt team scene just around the corner in the park. The explosions would happen, then the team out on the road would yell rolling for their scene.
As the day went on, some of the cast would wrap. First up was Melissa & Chris. then a few others like David, Jeremy and Julie would wrap.
Eventually, there was just 4 people left on set. With Dreamer, Brainy, Sentinel & Kellys Guardian doing scenes. As each of them was wrapping, they would give them ovations for wrapping their superhero portion of the show.
When Chyler did her final scene as Sentinel, she got her ovation, and Jesse, Nicole, and Azie came out to be part of it, and she seemed quite emotional over the end of the character, asfans who were watching that part said she was crying on the set, and when she walked back from the set, you can see Azie comforting her as she went to holding.
That was a wrap on day 1 for me, even though there was a couple smaller non-cast scenes that still seemed to be going on.
Throughout the day, I would leave the area where the filming was happening to do the main part of my job, getting autographs. So I might have missed the occasional detail. But there is a plethora of other fans on set who got many of those details I might have missed. At the bottom of the blog, I will list some of them.
As promised, here is some more photos from the Friday shoot. A few days later than I said they would be.... but finally, here they are. I know a few people were inquiring for buying the sets. There is a contact form on the side of the desktop page (or in the drop down menu on mobile) to inquire about the prices.
Sorry the last section of this blog took so long to get up. I honestly forgot about it a bit, then the actual work of blocking out Overgirls logo was that little extra effort I was just having trouble getting to. But they are up now.
For the final public location shoot day, the main heroes cast was not on set. Jon Cryer, and Peta Sergeant had some work in the first half of the day, then later in the day they brought in Helen Slater, and an unknown actor #2.
While they did their scenes, stunt doubles for everyone were hanging around all day just chilling in full costume waiting to do mostly stand in work for the actors who had the day off. This happens a lot in the industry when you dont need to see the actors face, or hear them, they just have the stunt double/stand in stand there so that they have the physical shape there, and they shoot over their shoulders, or at an angle that maybe just catches their legs or something.
The scenes with Lex & Nyxly were quite entertaining, as they were constantly being told to scream in terror, as the Phantom Zone was opening up above them. I would not be shocked if 911 got some calls about their work, as it really did sound like people were being murdered.
A later scene had Eliza Danvers with a shot gun, and she spouts a line that was something like "in a past life, I might have been Kryptonian", which is a clear easter egg to the fact she was Supergirl once in the movies.
A little later, they got the entire stunt team together to do a photoshoot with the Burrard Inlet & the North Shore mountains in the background. Then shortly after that, it was officially a wrap. That was it. The end of all public location shoots ever for Supergirl were done. They have 1 more location shoot this week, but it is on private property, and is quite literally, inaccessible to the public.
Great resources to piece together any details I might have missed on these final shoots can be found at these twitter accounts...
Frog Photo - Professional photographer (some amazing shots, far better than what I get, she sells them too)
LenaLuthorr - Fan who gave details of the scenes that were shot.
TheMyscirabound - Photographer & fan who posted some photos/videos, and gave details of scenes.
Video will come later on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL. So check in there for those later on in a few weeks.
Some of the videos will be on the Patreon page for video tier members THIS WEEK.
To see more Behind The scenes blog posts and photos from Supergirl go HERE
To see the autograph gallery for Supergirl go HERE
Supergirl season 6 returns in August on The CW in the U.S. and on Showcase in Canada.
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