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Yesterday the new CW & HBO Max series Superman & Lois was on location in downtown Vancouver, in an alley in Gastown. It is a very popular alley for filming, as is the park across the street from there. This episode is being directed by regular Arrowverse director, and former Arrow stunt co-ordinator, James Bamford.
In the scene, Tyler Hoechlin dressed in his Superman outfit, lands on a spot, and walks down the alley, before stopping, and eventually leaning down towards the ground... whether its to look at, or pick up something, or if there is supposed to be someone there in the scene, I dont know. During my time there, there did not seem to be another actor in the scene.
During one break between takes, as he walked back to his starting point, he seemingly saw me a block a way, and waved at me for several seconds. After he got to his mark, I looked around trying to see if there was someone there I didnt see, but didnt see anyone that he could have been waving at. It definitely gave me a chance to get 1 of the best sets I have gotten from any show in a long time.
A bit later, I went to the other end of the alley to see if I could get some photos of him without his mask on in the scene, as my angle only gave me the back side of the scene. I got some, but as you can see, quality was not too good. I tried several takes, and never really got a good set. So I gave up, and went back to the other side.
After they filmed that scene, they moved across the street.
After the alley scene, they moved across the street from the alley, to an area known as Victory Square. The spot they were shooting in for this scene I had never seen anyone shoot at before. They were shooting right against the Cenotaph that is the feature spot of the park. It is the centre of annual Remembrance Day ceremonies in Vancouver. I've never seen a film crew actually film on it. Seen crews around the perimetre of it, but never physically ON it.
After they did a rehearsal of the scene, they then moved on to filming a driving scene with 3 security/armed vehicles going down the street. The way they had the vehicles drive, it was impossible to get all 3 of them in 1 shot, so I just focused on the big armed truck, but there was two cars that looked similar to Vancouver undercover cop cars flanking both sides of it, the front one kept driving off, while the truck stopped right at the top of the alley, while the other one stopped a fair bit behind it. Then, they drove off. Not sure who they are looking for, but it was clear they were searching for someone.
The night scene had a yet unknown "bad guy" who was dressed like he was 1 of the many homeless that populate the park when film crews arent using it. He roamed back & forth in front of the side of the monument they were at, while Superman was down on the ground, feeling the impact of whatever was in the gun the man was waving around. The bad guy shot him a couple times, sending Superman tumbling backwards as he tried to get up off the ground. Eventually Superman found himself up leaning against the cenotaph, before letting out a desperate thunder clap.... and that was the end of the scene while I was there. They did film for a few more hours, but I had to go.
An odd thing during the scene was there was a couple people standing mere feet from where all this dangerous, villainous action was going on. They even seemed to be taking photos on their phone. Its funny, because the dozens of times I have been told I am in shot for a scene, I've replied back "if this was going on in the real world, there would absolutely be someone here taking photos of it.... so it adds reality to it", which has so far never worked.... and then, sure enough, they just have two extras there standing mere feet from the bedlam taking phone pics.
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About The Show
Superman & Lois is a superhero TV program on The CW network.
This is my on & off set reports on the show featuring Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent (aka - Superman) and Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane.