THE FLASH - episode 8x01 - Armageddon set report - Grant Gustin, Brandon Routh, Candice Patton & others
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The Flash was on location for the season 8 premiere. This is part 1 of their 5 part cross over event titled "Armageddon", and it is being directed by Eric Dean Seaton.
After not being able to find them anywhere in their 1st week back to filming this upcoming season. I have found them twice now in the last week. Unlike my first report HERE, there was a lot to report on for this set...
This time, Grant Gustin as The Flash was on set, with his stunt double Cody Laudan doing the big stunts. With him was the recently announced returning Arrowverse star Brandon Routh as The ATOM. Candice Patton as Iris West Allen, Brandon McKnight as Chester P. Runk were also on set from The Flash cast. Joining them all, was the recently announced villain for the cross over, Tony Curran as Despero.
The day started with them doing a stunt of The Flash getting thrown across the spacious sidewalk into a crushed up Central City Taxi. The scenes seemed to be taking place outside the Central City Technology Conference. At one point I overheard the crew discussing an upcoming scene, and it was to have The Flash getting thrown through a window of the convention, out to the ground where we see the scene being shot. After the stunts ended, they brought out the cast to film a large scene that had Grant take over from where Cody finished his stunt, huddled up in a pile at the side of the taxi. The Flash turns and looks up high, where Tony was standing on a ladder. Dialogue is exchanged, before Despero raises his hand in the air as if he was about to do something menacing, when a sparking sound can be heard, Despero disappears, and The ATOM arrives. He goes over to where The Flash is just starting to lift himself up off the ground, and the pair have a few words, before Chester & Iris come to join them. The pair are both wearing press passes for the conference. So were they there just by coincidence, or did they know trouble was brewing, and went there because of it? The group of 4 then have a conversation that goes on for maybe 30 seconds, before the scene wraps.
Later, they had a scene, again where Cody starts the scene, this time, throwing himself across the sidewalk, then Grant would come in and take over. Again, The ATOM shows up, and this SEEMS to be perhaps the first time the pair have seen each other in the cross over, as The ATOM makes a comment about it seems his suit still fits (which is really fucking stupid, because Felicity Smoak once fit in the suit, so it seems the suit will fit whatever physical needs are required), and the two heroes fist bump each other, before turning their attention on the threat. They focus on 1 direction, before you hear Iris yell at them asking "who are they firing at?", then Chester pipes up "yeah, hes behind you", which makes the heroes turn around, and face the direction where Despero is.
A bit later, while some of the cast were wrapping up their day, they did a scene with Grant doing a running jump & punch scene. After that, he wrapped, and they finished off the day with Tony wearing a camera on his head for close up shots of him doing his Despero scenes.
At points in the day, they had a cardboard cut out of the Despero character from the shoulders up, out as a reference point for the actors to look at when Tony wasnt there. Others who have reported on these photos already have pointed out, the same thing I will now. This might not be the completed look. It is likely from pre-production concept art. But there is 1 photo at the end of the set showing what they had.
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The Flash is a superhero TV program on The CW network.