THIS BLOG POST contains possible spoilers for The Flash episode 122 "Rogue Time". If you have not seen this episode yet, and want to avoid any possible spoilers for it, do not continue reading or viewing any of the photos.
As some of you who follow me on twitter recall, I caught The Flash shooting their penultimate episode "Rogue Air", directed by Douglas Aarniokoski, of their inagural season down at BC Place in late March a couple times.
The first shoot was a stunt scene filmed at the side of B.C. Place in the early evening. It had the Reverse Flash falling from high up. The scene probably will make more sense on TV, but my guess is he falls from the top of S.T.A.R. labs, which BC Place often stands in for on exterior shoots. I also saw the stunt man for The Flash, Cody Laudan there, but did not see him partake in a stunt during my limited time there. Another man went up as well, dressed in just some stunt gear rigging.
The first shoot that I saw with actors included of course the now well known, thanks to their promo pics, stand off with Arrow star Stephen Amell guest starring along side, Grant Gustin & Robbie Amell facing off against Tom Cavanagh at Terry Fox Plaza. The crew did a great job of using the statues that get larger in size of the Canadian Cancer awareness icon Terry Fox as placing spots to put a "STAR Labs" sign.
While they did spend much of a night there filming this scene, not a lot seemed to be apparent from it to the rare few onlookers that stayed around till well after midnight to see the scenes shot. Besides the fact that Arrow in his Warith al Ghul outfit, The Flash & Ronnie Raymond in his Firestorm outfit were facing off against Eobard Thawne in his Reverse Flash outfit, there seemed to be very little in the way of action at this point, and any dialogue that took place happened when we were too far back to really hear it. In any case, with the earlier stunt I saw performed, and these 4 on the concourse, I am sure all hell is about to break loose in Central City.
PS - Yes, I am aware many of these shots were used in a previous blog post about this episode. Just re-posting them in here for new viewers, and a couple newer ones were added.
A couple days later they were back at B.C. Place shooting more exterior scenes. They started with a daytime scene that had Rick Cosnett and Candice Patton walking along at what seemed like a Central City Police Station set up. The topic of their conversation was not apparent to me at the time of the filming...but knowing what I know after the fact. It clearly revolves around Eddie Thawne's proposal to Iris west, as Iris is holding the green ring box Eddie had. From the body language of the scene, I am guessing Iris did not react with the overwhelming excitement she might have before Eddie was grabbed by Eobard. After they were done shooting, I told my friend to wait where we were, as the rest of the fans moved on to Terry Fox Plaza to see the crew set up the next scene. Eventually Rick & Candice came out where they were filming tog et into their shuttle vans, and signed for the 4 or 5 of us that were smart enough to realize what was happening.
After that scene, there was prep work being done for a stunt scene that was going to happen later with Simon Burnett, the stunt man for Stephen Amell's Arrow character. The weather was at best, unpleasant that evening, and after a quick dinner at Boston Pizza, my friend & I decided to opt out of waiting around for the scene that had MANY more onlookers around for it than there was at the shoot a couple days prior. We saw Tom Cavanagh leave after rehearsals, and tried tog et him but he said he would get us when he returned.... so we waited a bit longer for him to come back. When he did, my friend & I got a couple autographs from Tom Cavanagh as he arrived to film, after the security team tried to sneak him in by driving him 50 ft up from where the crowd had huddled under the awning of the Boston Pizza. We opted to risk the wind & rain to get tom & he rewarded us for our effort. Asd we were leaving, I noticed him stop to shake hands with someone, it was Stephen Amell. We packed up our things and took off from the wind & rain that was beating down on the set by that point.
The Flash is in this years May madness tournament along with Barry Allen/The Flash. Voting on each match up lasts a couple days at a time. you can check and vote HERE on current matches.
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The Flash airs TONIGHT (May 12, 2015) on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada. The season finale will be next Tuesday May 19, 2015.
The Flash shoots scenes for episode 122 with Grant Gustin, Tom Cavanagh, Robbie Amell and a Guest Star in a VERY Spoilery Outfit.
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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.
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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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