THIS BLOG POST IS FOR "SUPERMAN AND LOIS" SEASON 3 EPISODE 13, AND MAY CONTAIN POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR THE SEASON.
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Earlier this month, the cast & crew of Superman & Lois were filming scenes at the 200 Granville Plaza. the episode is being directed by Gregory Smith.
The scenes shot on this day included Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent, and Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane. In a daytime scene, and in a later scene Tyler was Superman. When I first showed up to set that day, I took a look around while they were setting up the first shot, and found a couple set pieces, including one for "Centennial Station" at "Centennial Plaza", on the Centennial Station sign, had a bunch of transit routes on it, which I found funny they all were just labelled "Station #__", instead of a specific location like most city routes would be. But the lines the routes were on, all had specific names. There were some generic ones like "Waterfront, Centennial, Riverfront, Central, Southview, & East Side", but there were 4 other lines on the map, with "Siegel, Shuster, O'Neil, Maggin", which happen to be the surnames of
Joe Shuster, one of the co-creators of Superman
Jerry Siegel, the other co-creator of Superman
Dennis O'Neil, a long time writer for DC Comics
Elliot S. Maggin, another long time DC Comics writer.
Also seen on set, was 1 sign for a "G.A.N.G. Busters" initiative. I didnt think a lot about it, till someone told me theres a character of the picture on that sign, by the name of.... you guessed it "Gangbuster".
At the first location, under neath, & across the street of the night scene location, Clark & Lois are walking along a street in Metropolis, with reporter badges on. One thing I over heard to give context on the scene, is they are there investigating a murder. A bit later, they moved above where they started to a walk way, and Clark & Lois have a short talk, before the pair leave arm in arm.
A bit later, they moved across the street to the 200 Granville location for the night scene. This location has been used in the Arrowverse a few times in the past, including Supergirl season 3 premiere, The Flash season 5 finale, as well as The Flash season 4 finale. In this scene, they had Superman there, and he was looking a little different. Despite the fact it didnt rain more than a brief sprinkle the entire night, they had his hair looking very damp. The scene has a bunch of extras standing around in an area called "Centennial Square", Superman then shows up, by landing on the ground. Everyone looks at him, as he assures them everything will be okay. At 1 point, the director told the onlookers to look at him as if it was the 1st time they saw him, which I found weird since he used to live in Metropolis full time in the past. Before he can do much more than tell them everything will be fine, something is in the sky, crashing towards the earth, and he leaps off to take it on....and thats all there really was. After that Tyler wrapped. Weird part was, when they wrapped, there was 30 or so onlookers watching them film. As soon as they called wrap, EVERYONE in unison, with the exception of me and another fan, left, like as if they were under some type of mind control. It was wild. This gave me and that fan the opportunity, with a suddenly much smaller crowd, to get a photo with Tyler in the costume. He took a bunch of photos with crew members first, and said some good byes to many of them. I asked him if he had heard anything on if they have been told a date to return for season 4, and he said not yet, but assumes it will be about the same time of year as season 3 started. Then he left, for the final time that season.
After Tyler wrapped, the crew moved down to the street below where they were filming, to do another scene that had no cast in it. This is where I think the most interesting stuff of the evening happened, even though there was nothing to see, because of what was HEARD, and what I saw at 1 point off set. They shot a scene with a bunch of extras walking around, then suddenly stopping to look at the centre of an intersection. The directors comments directing how the crowd should react is the key point for this part of the post. He tells the fans "you see Superman crawl out of the hole, he looks injured"., the next part of the scene, he then tells them "something else is coming out of the hole, its a monster", the last part is he tells the crowd to follow a green laser pointer on a wall up into the air, to represent these two characters going up high into the air. At one point, they filmed 1 singular take of a tripod set up right in the middle of the intersection. I am unsure if it is supposed to represent something, or if its a piece of tech they use for a specific look. But they only shot it once. The rest of the time was spent on these extras, and 1 bit of filming of looking down a road at traffic driving. NOW, why does this part of the evening mean something. Its what I happened to read earlier in the evening. On the storyboard, I saw 1 panel that had 1 specific line & a drawing interpretation "his spikes grow", with a rough drawing of a monster with jagged spikes growing out of him (I almost never show photos I ever get of any information I see that isnt ON set [aka - in front of the camera], but you clearly by now if you are a regular know my track record on things I see at a set). That is all I will say on the matter. IF you do not get the connection of the two parts there, I suppose you can just wait till the dozens of theory videos come out. But I suspect, after the reaction I got telling that story to two people, a lot of people will jump to this theory (once again) upon reading this.
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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.