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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.
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.
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Supergirl season 6 returns in August on The CW in the U.S. and on Showcase in Canada.
Supergirl films scenes for episode 213 with Melissa Benoist and guest star Peter Gadiot as Mr. Mxyzptlk in downtown Vancouver
THIS BLOG POST IS FOR EPISODE 213 OF "SUPERGIRL". If you have not seen this episode & want to avoid any possible spoilers from it, please do not continue reading the article or viewing the images below.
The cast & crew of The CW superhero show Supergirl were back at work this past week after their holiday break.
They had 3 days of shoots in the downtown core, starting with a Wednesday shoot inside the Orpheum Theatre.
On Thursday they moved to a popular filming spot at the foot of Hornby Street on Pender. Its recently been used for the 1st episode of The X-Files revival series, part of the intro for The Flash, and episodes of Fringe & many others. But is probably best known as the place in Dead Like Me where the star of the show is killed by a falling toilet seat in the pilot episode.
The crew, and more importantly the cast, including the shows star Melissa Benoist braved the low single digit celsius temperatures to shoot a scene for the episode. Along with Melissa was guest star Peter Gadiot as Mr. Mxyzptlk. I was fortunate enough to see Mr. Gadiot arrive in town for the role, so I knew ahead of time he was in the episode...but didnt say anything about it at the set to others until someone else noticed. To be honest, I am a bit shocked anyone knew what character he was, since he doesnt look anything like how the character historically has looked.
The scene sees the hero show up to foil an attempted bank robbery, but while she is seemingly taking shots off her chest from invisible gunfire, Mr. Mxyzptlk arrives seemingly out of nowhere, and Kara looks at him bewildered, before he snaps his fingers & something happens that causes Kara to run towards where the bank robbers were. A little later, they shot a scene where Kara elbows 1 of the crooks and KOs him.
Eventually, they moved indoors to film more scenes with other cast also in attendance for those scenes, including Chyler Leigh, Floriana Lima and Jeremy Jordan.
This location was of course crowded by fans, lookie loos, and a few paps, as this was also the 1st time since Melissas divorce from her former co-star Blake Jenner was announced over the holidays. I am pleased to say, Melissa seemed in really good spirits. She was often smiling, often laughing and considering how cold it was out, and how she was dressed, didnt seem terribly annoyed by the substantial attention on set that day. After 1 take, Peter & Melissa broke out into an improvised dance even.
Supergirl will return from Winter break on The CW on Monday January 23, 2017
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