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Yesterday, I caught up with the cast & crew of Superman & Lois shooting a scene out in Cloverdale (the town where their big Smallville downtown set is.... but this wasnt there, it was a few blocks away). They were filming scenes for the 1st episode of the season, directed by The Flash star Tom Cavanagh. The episode title is "Closer".
The scenes shot for this day included Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, and the recently recast Jonathan Kent character. Michael Bishop, was filming on set in his first public shoot since getting the role. In the first scene, the pair were driving 1 of the new trucks that the Kent boys grandad gave them at the end of last season down a street in Smallville, with Lois in the passengers side clearly giving him lessons. They had the truck up on a flatbed, so they could film the scene with camera crew propped up on the side of the truck. At 1 point I guess he hits the brake too hard, and they both lunge forward and back. This causes frustration for Jonathan. Eventually, the pair continue on their practice.
A bit later, we see them now outside the Smallville DMV. Now inside a light blue minivan/small truck type vehicle. Jonathan in the drivers seat, with Lois talking to him through the window. Behind Lois is another car driving by, stopping and going a few times. I found it kind of comical that they had to get a stunt driver for this, and his entire job was to drive poorly for the scene. A man then walks up towards the car, it is Jonathans former football coach, played by Danny Wattley. Coach Gaines gets in the passengers seat, Lois leaves, and Jonathan starts up the car. I think at 1 point I heard Danny being given direction to spill more coffee, so I suspect Jonathan causes the vehicle to jerk suddenly as he did while driving with Lois.
The first half of my day there the crew could not have been much nicer. They were asking me if I got anything good, 1 even thanksed me for covering the show, and 1 even was nice enough to tell me the current scene probably wouldnt be too good for photos, but after that they would be filming down the street & you might get better photos there. However, on the back half of it. Two different crew members decided all of a sudden LONG AFTER I had already got shots of those on set, they were going to try & stop me from getting photos. First off was a woman (seen in a couple of my photos in a red shirt & camo pants) who decided to use the always ineffective umbrella trick, and even coerced another staff member into doing it with her. I of course still got shots, as I show you below. Just dont bother crews. You are really only going to make me try more. Later was my friend at the end of the set in the yellow shirt, who was trying to pretend to be accidentally standing in my way the whole time. As you can see, he too was very very successful at his job. I found extra odd these two wannabe bodyguards were acting this way, since it was very clear the actors were in a good mood, and even smiled when they noticed I was shooting them. At 1 point Michael gives me a thumbs up in a video clip I have.
Because of those crew members unneccesary rudeness, I opted to NOT go home right after they wrapped, and instead decided to follow them to the next location. I sometimes wonder if crews really want me to stick around, because the easiest way to do that is annoy me for no reason.
After that scene ended, the production moved a 3 minute drive down the street, back to their downtown Smallville set at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. I went on foot, and it took me about 30 minutes, as the front gates of it are on the far side of the fairgrounds. When I got there, the main street of the set seemed quiet, and inactive, so I suspected they were filming somewhere out of visual range, and I called it a day..... but not before taking a few general view photos of the set up for you all.
I am sure by now you know there is more S&L content coming up from the very big public shoot in downtown Vancouver from yesterday at the time this blog went up. I will have that blog up later this week (maybe tomorrow? But more likely Fri or Sat).
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 in the next couple weeks.
Superman & Lois season 3 will airs in 2023 on The CW in the U.S.
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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.