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The Flash was shooting scenes for episode 522 Wednesday night and Thursday night in Granville Plaza. Oddly enough, a location they used for last years finale. This time however, they were calling it "Central City Plaza" and had a fake hotel sign out there.
The scene had Grant Gustin as The Flash, Carlos Valdes as Vibe, Danielle Panabaker as Killer Frost, Hartley Sawyer as Elongated Man, Jessica Parker Kennedy as XS and Candice Patton as Iris West Allen shooting a scene with 1 other vry notable cast member on set. Tom Cavanagh was also there, but this time, not as Sherloque Wells, but as long time recurring villain Reverse Flash.
Unlike the day before, when I showed up to a shoot for The Flash that lasted less than 2 hours, they used up every second they could this time, as the filming notices they have to hand out to businesses said they would film till 5:30 AM, and I can confirm that at almost 5 AM, a couple cast members were still there filming when I finally left. It is quite rare for an overnight shoot to use up every minute they can. Usually these notices say "5:30" but they are usually done by "3:00" (or some time frame around couple hours short of what they say they need).
Of course the big spoiler on this set was that Grant Gustin had his 3 dogs at the set...... okay, and I guess, the Reverse Flash at some point gets out and is causing havoc. I was unable to confirm if this scene is in current day, or in 2049. But with the entire hero squad, and their blogger friend there, I feel it was a current day scene.
The scene seemed to be splintered into parts, so I was really unable to really follow what all happens. All I can say is, the whole team lines up against Reverse Flash and lots of talking seems to take place. At one point they did a scene with just Flash & RF, and it seems like Flash AGAIN lets RF run away. But I cant say with certainty since like I said, the scene really seemed to be broken down into a lot of small parts that could play out in any random order on screen.
There are MANY MORE photos from this set, but I wanted to get a few up right away for everyone to start talking about. So check back in a day or 2 to see a few more.
I also have some photos from a daytime scene from the day before this shoot of Grant and Candice doing a scene, I will try to get to that this weekend. But obviously because of the importance of these scenes, I had to work on this one first.
UPDATED: APRIL 12, 2019 - 12:30 AM - An extra photo added from Twitter user @TheMysciraBound that I asked her to send me, because it was a bit more crisp & clear front shot than any I got of Reverse Flash (I believe for a stunt scene).
UPDATED: APRIL 16, 2019 - 7:45 PM - More photos added, from night 2 of filming at the bottom. Plus some details on the last night of filming.
The Flash returns to TV for the end of season run on The CW in the U.S. on Tuesday after a few weeks off with the episode that I shot a couple months ago HERE and a short video HERE.
If you want to see my past behind the scene shots for The Flash go HERE
If you want to see my autograph gallery for The Flash go HERE
Night 2 of shooting had much of the same..... except this time, there was the always present random smoke that The CW shows love to use so much. I think maybe 3 or 4 times in my life have I walked down a street or past an alley and seen as much steam/smoke coming out of it as these shows claim exists. Sometimes I find the smoky effect helps with photos, sometimes it hinders. On this night, I would say hinders. Especially when saddled with the fact I had to shoot from an extra 25 metres away this time.
All the same cast were on set, again, shooting scenes with all the heroes, and Iris, facing off against Thawne. I saw moments where Killer Frost, Vibe, and Elongated Man, all at different times, seemed to be trying to use their powers. I am not sure what the context was of them using them, but each of them at some point seem to be using their special skills in this battle.
At the end of the night, which was just a shade before 5:30 AM, the cast left. I chatted with Grant about his new hairdo while signed a few autographs for me, and he assured me it wont be on screen like that. He was going to be in his costume for the scenes after when he got the cut, so it was all good for continuity. So dont worry fans, Barry did not lose a fight with a razor. I chatted with Hartley and Jessica for a moment, and told both of them to enjoy their breaks, and they both thanked me for saying so. Of course, the big moment came when Carlos Valdes was leaving. I asked him again, as I did back during filming for episode 17, if he was coming back. This time, his answer was an emphatic "of course", and I said "ok, great, guess I'll see you next season" and he replied back "and I'll see YOU next season". So it sounds like you can count in Carlos for at least 1 more season on The Flash.
That was the end of season 5 of The Flash filming.
Enjoy these extra few (albeit quite grainy/fuzzy due to how far away I had to stand) photos from night #2 of filming.
The Flash filmed some scenes in downtown Vancouver earlier in July for the season 2 premiere.
The first day they shot scenes in a large park in the West End for "Flash Day" in Central City. I missed all the actual filming, but I did get there in time to see Carlos Valdez on lunch and meet Adam Copeland (aka Edge from WWE) who was guest starring in the episode.
A couple days later, I caught up with them shooing in an alley a block from BC Place. There was very little to be seen there due to the way the alley was set up.
Again Adam Copeland was on set, along with Grant Gustin dressed in his standard Flash suit with the red logo still being repped (spoiler alert for those not on the internet in the last 3 weeks and this is the first thing you are seeing... a change is coming to the logo SOON).
The most interesting thing from this shoot wasn't the actors on set. It was a new prop that I'm assuming the CCPD has. As much as I love the Flash, I am a little disappointed to see them so blatantly rip off an idea from another superhero show. The Flash now has his own version of The Bat Signal.
I also added a few pics of the cast of The Flash going to & returning from Comic-Con weekend. Grant, Carlos, Tom Cavanagh, Victor Garber and Candice Patton.
The Flashs season 2 begins October , 2015 on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
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The Flash shoots a scene for last weeks episode with Grant Gustin also spotted Tom Cavanagh and Patrick Sabongui
The Flash shot a scene late March 5th/early March 6th for the episode 120 that recently aired.
An earlier scene was shot inside upstairs with Tom Cavanagh. Then as he left, those needed for the exterior scene arrived. Grant Gustin was in his Flash attire, and I I saw Patrick Sabongui on set as Captain Singh, but it was dark & he was far away, so I never got any good shots of him.
The scene is pretty cut & dry. People in an apartment/business tower evacuate as fire & police show up. Then, lastly, The Flash comes to the door & speeds away.
The Flash and Barry Allen/The Flash are up for this years May Madness tournament going on right now HERE
The Flash autographs can be found HERE
The Flash airs Tuesday nights on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
THIS BLOG MAY CONTAIN POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 118 OR 119. If you have not seen these episodes and want to avoid potential mild spoilers to them. DO NOT continue reading or viewing the photos..
I ran into The Flash a couple times in mid February, as they shot scenes for episode 118 (and possibly 119)
The 1st set I know were for 118 as Emily Kinney and Amanda Pays were on set that day. The shoot took place at a massive business park in South Burnaby that's used by most productions at some point. The shoot was all interiors, but I can tell you I saw Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Rick Cosnett, Tom Cavanagh along with previously mentioned 2 guest stars there that night.
Uunfortunately, the location left no chances to shoot any parts of the scenes. However, meeting the cast was plausible. I went out there that day & night to meet The Walking Dead star Emily Kinney. While I did meet everyone else that was there that night, Ms. Kinney was less than receptive to meeting fans at any time I was there. Allegedly she met fans earlier in the day, but, during the 11 hrs I spent there, she never did. Even as she wrapped, and KNEW the whole TWO of us that were there were still waiting, and that she had earlier denied when she said "I just got to go to set (a small lie... she went to set 20 mins later.. after going to hair & make up, then coming back to her trailer for a few mins), so its not like she didn't know why we were there.... she speed walked from her transport vehicle, into her trailer, they speed walked from her trailer to her awaiting shuttle vehicle. I rarely take it too personally if a celeb denies signing for me. I get it. But this particular instance, I took pretty personally. She COULD have said "no" one of the 3 or 4 times prior, or even as she was leaving for the night. Instead, just left the pair of us there hanging. Classless move by her. A simple "no" would have solved everything.
This episode of The Flash comes up this week.
Just two days after that I found the set for The Flash 2 times that day. First up was a shoot at Victory Square with Danielle Panabaker as Caitlyn Snow and Candice Patton as Iris West and a young girl.
It was hard to make out what all was going on in the scene, but it appeared the little girl was speaking quite annoyed/angrily at Iris and Caitlyn who were in a car. Unfortunately, I got there near the end of their shoot, so I never saw a lot of the scene, just 3 or 4 takes. While I was there, I saw Grant Gustin show up for reasons I do not know (he never did any scenes there...and seemingly wasn't there very long). Shortly after, the crew moved to their second location, about a 20 minute walk away at a residential area in Strathcona.
At the 2nd location there was not much to see besides the actors going in or coming out of the house they were shooting at. I've been to sets like this 100X, they are pretty bland, mundane interaction experiences that don't require a lot of "security". However, this particular small, irrelevant set had more security than most high profile big budget films do. I even asked the 1 main guard what the deal was, he responded that he was just as perplexed by it as we were. There was no spoilers to be seen as they were filming indoors, the wasn't even any "special guest stars" of note to hide. This really shouldn't have been a "high security" situation, and as I pointed out to the main guard, and he seconded my observation, MOST of the security they had brought in were utterly pointless & more in the way than anything they were "guarding". I got a few pics of Rick and Grant coming out of the house 1 take, then left.... which was for the best Just as I got to the porch of my house, which was only a 8-10 minute walk away, the skies opened up and a substantially intense downpour erupted for the next 1/2 hour or so. Had I been even 2 minutes longer, I would have got soaked to the bone... so I guess the extra security and interior shoot DID something positive for me, it inspired me to leave early.
The scenes on that 2nd day I believe are for episode 19, but could be 18 just because of how close it was to the filming date of the scenes that I know were for 18. Guess we'll find out soon enough.
The Flash returns from its 1 week hiatus Tuesday on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
You can see more of my Flash blog posts HERE. My Flash autographs for sale can be found HERE.
The Flash shoots scenes for episode 122 with Grant Gustin, Tom Cavanagh, Robbie Amell and a Guest Star in a VERY Spoilery Outfit.
THIS POST CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 122 OF "THE FLASH" If you have not seen the episode and do not want to view or read any potential spoilers for the show, do not continue reading the blog post, or viewing the photos below.
Wednesday night the cast and crew of the hit DC Comics superhero show The Flash took over the entire B.C. Place Stadium building and grounds. Shooting started early in the day with several cast members inside the stadium. I never saw anyone but Jesse L. Martin go in or out, but another fan tweeted about seeing Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker & Wentworth Miller leaving.
In the early evening crews moved outside to an entranceway on the eastern side of the building. There they had a large crane and several cars parked on the ground, giving the illusion that the walkway was in fact a parking lot outside of S.T.A.R. Labs. The crane then hoisted a stunt man in full Reverse Flash attire up several stories, before he was dropped down into a pile of awaiting mats while attached to a safety harness. Then another stunt man followed, doing the same jump in a dark black outfit and beige vest. I never got any shots of that one, as I wasn't ready for the 2nd stunt mans fall.
After a couple of other scenes back on the ground, out of the way of any viewers because of the unique angle that the platform holds in comparison to any viewpoint other than the viaduct that goes past it, which the crew, with the permission of the Vancouver Police Department closed off from pedestrians (despite it literally having no safety concerns) while they shot the scenes.
After shooting those scenes, the crew moved to the front of B.C. Place to shoot in Terry Fox Plaza. The unique art work in the plaza of the famed 1 legged runner who ran to raise money for Cancer research gave the set designers an idea, they used the growing in size statues as places to put "S.T.A.R. Labs" signs.
As the evening started to pick up, the cast showed up in a few SUVs. first was 1 that caught me off guard, as Arrow star Stephen Amell arrived wearing some odd clothes. Grant Gustin and Robbie Amell then arrived, with Tom Cavanagh showing up slightly after them.
It didn't take me long to realize Stephen was dressed oddly because he was not dressed like Oliver Queen or "The Arrow" but as a member of the League Of Assassins. I'll even go as far as to say he was dressed like Ra's al Ghul.
This probably had something to do with why the crew, which does already have a lengthy history in their short existence of trying to flex their muscles over watchers & regulars alike even in situations that they clearly have no rights to, doing so often this night. No less than 5 times were the TWO people who were there for any length of time me, and a professional photographer were "asked" (more like "strongly insisted") to move from public spaces despite not being in the view of the cameras.
The scene itself did not reveal TOO much. It seemed to be a face off between Reverse Flash & Ras Arrow Ghul, Firestorm & The Flash. Perhaps the stunt scene I saw earlier is the end product of the battle? Hard to say without seeing more than a few seconds of the filming.
The Flash is on Tuesday nights on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
You can see my other Flash blog posts here. You can see my Flash autographs HERE.
Here is a couple extra photos of Stephen Amell in his League Of Assassins outfit courtesy of local photographer Nigel Horsley.
You can find more of Nigels work on his Flickr Page.
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The Flash is a superhero TV program on The CW network.