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Earlier today the new CW & HBO Max series Superman & Lois was on location in downtown Vancouver, in an alley in Chinatown that I had shot a scene from for a different show several years ago. There was also a scene in a near by skate park that I got to JUST after it wrapped (that is where the smashed in green car photo is from).
On set this day was Tyler Hoechlin in the brand new Superman suit that The CW posted a photo of earlier in the day. While I did officially have the 1st look at it last month, the quality of those photos as you recall were far inferior to todays, as I was shooing them from 3 football fields away, in the dark, through smoke. Todays shoot was only about 1/3 of a football field away, in daytime, through smoke.
The scene literally consisted of just a massive explosion of dirt and debris coming from a little storefront in an area made to look like a non-U.S. area (they literally built this store front in a side lot on an alley just for this scene), scattering dozens of feet into the air, then a couple moments later, Superman comes out of the building that just blew up, and does his up up & away fly away move. For the first while they had his stunt double do the rehearsals as they worked on where the camera should be, and how fast to do the scene etc (quite normal for the film industry.), I snapped a few pics of him as you could see the bottom of the suit poking out from under his jacket. Eventually Tyler showed up, and they shot 4 takes of this explosion with him there, and a herd of crew members standing around holding umbrellas on a dry day.
After that shoot, Tyler left, and they shot some scenes of a pile of cars driving, with a film crew inside a taxi cab at the front of the line of traffic, all had foreign license plates.
Throughout the day, some of the crew members who apparently dont have internet access, and didnt know about The CW posting the suit, tried preventing everyone from seeing what was going on. While they did make it harder. As always, they did not in fact succeed. As you can see by the photos below. Someone needs to tell their crew this doesnt work, never has. All it does is annoy everyone (crew included, as most of them certainly dont want to stand around holding an umbrella for no reason), and actually incentivizes people to want to come to more of their sets. All my years of sets, this tactic has been used easily 200+ times, and TWO times I would say it sort of worked, and it wasnt because of their plan, it was because of my laziness on those days.
Right now, there is also video (short clip) on my Patreon of the scene as well. Here are a few photos (some screen caps from that video, along with a couple photos from a pap that was there that gave his "unused/not submittable" photos to me to use).
I have also added a couple photos of the back of the cape, since last time I had people ask me (even though I was 3 football fields away) if I saw any logo on the back of the cape..... so now you can see for yourself.
Superman & Lois season 1 will air Tuesday nights on The CW in the U.S. starting February 23, 2021.
You can now get exclusive first looks on our Patreon ahead of these blog posts.
If you want to see my past behind the scene shots for Superman & Lois go HERE
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.