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I caught up with Supergirl filming episode 6x11, directed by Glen Winter, at George Wainborn Park in Vancouver earlier this week for 2 conseuctive days. This is the day 1 set report. Day 2 will be a couple more days. There was a lot to go over.
This park is the same location that Supergirl used back in season 2 for a scene between Superman and Metallo that I shot HERE
On this day, they started out on the street surrounding the park. When I first showed up up the morning, they had a pile of debris, smashed up cars, including at least 1 on fire, and emergency vehicles scattered along a 1 block stretch of area. Shortly after I got there, they did a take of the scene, and it included multiple large explosions, with fireballs reaching about 10-15 feet into the air. Eventually, after several completitions of that stunt sequence, which included people running around in a panic, including emergency people. They then had the casts stunt doubles come in to react to the explosions for a couple takes. Then the cast came in to shoot a take with 1 explosion, instead of the 2 they had been using earlier.
Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers.... wait nope, scratch that, Sentinel (if you watched lhe season premiere, and look at her left arm in these shots, shes sporting a new logo on there), David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, Nicole Maines as Dreamer, and Jesse Rath as Brainiac 5 were on set for the scene. Also spotted at the set was an actress that at that time I did not know the name of, and I never saw IF she was in the scene (BUT have to assume she was since she was there during the filming), in the recap below this set of photos I state who the actress is, and who she COULD be in the show.
There was a couple different scenes early on that did not seem to show much of what they were doing from the angles I could find on the far end of the street. With the curved style of the street, and all the vehicles scattered about in the background, seeing exactly WHAT was going on for the earlier scene, was almost impossible. It just consisted of the 5 of them walking to the front of a minivan, then out of my view to confront something. When I later moved to the other end of the street, I was able to get a bit of a view of the group facing a bit my direction, but still could not see who they were confronting.
Next, they did a scene, a very short one (or at least short when I noticed it maybe?) where Supergirl is mimicking that she is being choked, as the heroes rush into support her. Again, no clue what made that happen, or how it ended. They did not seem to film the scene for long, and moved on to setting up for the next one. While they were setting up for the next scene, Nicole wandered off to an area with more space to practice doing a stunt with a rope. I never did see her actually do the scene WITH it.
After that scene, they did a scene with them facing back in the direction I started my day, but with all the vehicles there, I had to find a side angle to get a shot of the 5 of them. So in almost every shot I took, there was almost always 1 or more of them blocked by their co-stars. At one point Alex has a bazooka for some reason. Then later she did a scene where she seemed to have a baton or something like that in her hand.
They then had just Dreamer & Brainy doing a scene together where Dreamer is pretending shes pulling on a rope, and getting dragged along, and Brainy comes rushing to her side with the cannister he was carrying around throughout parts of the day with him. In it, Brainy yells out "Dreamer no" before he rushes over to her, and when he gets beside her, she yells at him "what are you doing?".
I frankly wouldnt be shocked if I forgot something in all of this.
It was a chaotic day.... and it wasnt even over....
I went for a walk for a bit at one point to find a place to recharge my cameras battery (and failed). On my walk, I found some of the set decoration that will be in the background during the earlier scenes, and, conveniently was part of a wall they had built around some of their equipment and catering trucks. So I took a few photos of those.
Later on, they moved down into the park, a scene was shot down on the grass. It had Melissa on set in her Supergirl outfit, along with Thomas Lennon, returning as Mr. Mxyzptlk, and a woman that I did not immediately know, but has been ID'ed as Peta Sergeant by a couple observant fans. What her character COULD be, is still unknown. But some speculated it could be Mrs. Nyxlygsptlnz, which is Mxys wife in the comics. If it is, then something isnt going well in their marriage, because they did not seem to be getting along in the scene.
The scene starts with Supergirl & Mxy jumping in, and they are searching for someone. At the time I was having trouble figuring out why Supergirl kept yelling out "Myxly" when he was standing right beside her as they walked along, but after being told of the other character "Nyxly" seems more probable. In the scene, Petas character has a round orb (I called it a "large marble" at the set, because "orb" escaped my mind) that she shoves in the direction of where Mxy and Supergirl are, and Mxy moves towards her, before Supergirl tries intervening, and playing peacekeeper. She yells at Petas character "Wait, wait, we can work this out" as she moves closer to where Mxy was, which was about 1/2 way between where Supergirl & Peta were positioned. That was all I saw of that scene, and that was the end of the shoot for that day. There will be more, as I have some content for day two coming this week(end) as well.
Video will come later in April on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL. So check in there for those later on.
Some of the videos will be on the Patreon page for video tier members THIS WEEK, and more coming for a while (I have a few to work through).
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 premiered this past Tuesday, March 30th on The CW in the U.S. and on Showcase in Canada.
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