Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
February 1: The new episode of Supergirl (S01E12) titled 'Bizarro' will air on CBS in the USA at 8.00pm ET/PT.
February 1: Stuart Whitman, Jonathan Kent in the Superboy TV series, born in San Francisco, California in 1928.
February 8: The new episode of Supergirl (S01E13) titled 'For The Girl Who Has Everything' will air on CBS in the USA at 8.00pm ET/PT.
February 8: Artist Bruce Timm (Superman: The Animated Series) born in 1961.
February 8: Jack Larson, Jimmy Olsen in the Adventures of Superman television series, born in Los Angeles, California in 1928.
February 8: John Williams, composer of Superman: The Movie, born in Floral Park, New York in 1932.
February 12: The Superman radio serial debuts in 1940.
February 12: Joanne Siegel, wife of Jerry Siegel and the original model for Lois Lane, dies in 2011, aged 93.
February 17: Long-time Superman artist Curt Swan born in 1920.
February 22: The new episode of Supergirl (S01E14) titled 'Truth, Justice and the American Way' will air on CBS in the USA at 8.00pm ET/PT.
February 27: Adam Baldwin, voice of Superman in Superman: Doomsday animated movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1962.
February 27: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lori Lemaris, mermaid of Atlantis.
February 29: Traditionally recognized as Superman's birthday!
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November 4, 2011: "Man of Steel" Filming Report and Set Photos
Susan Gittins at VancouverIsAwesome.com has posted an interesting report on location filming for "Man of Steel" in the Vancouver area, with photos of the sets and their surroundings.
Click on the Spoiler "S" icon to reveal the photos and report:
Meantime, someone tweeted that she'd spotted AF signs (Autumn Frost is the production codename for Man of Steel) on lower Lonsdale and that was the first indication of the green screen helicopter pad being built east of Vancouver Drydocks on Vancouver Ports private property. On October 19th, ace photographer John Biehler put up a photo of the under-construction set on his Flickr page. I checked it out two days later in the rain and put up the photo below on my Flickr page, later damaging my Blackberry by trying to force it in the downpour.
So I was without a working Blackberry on Tuesday morning when a friend told me that someone had tweeted about a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flying at the Man of Steel green screen set. Filming had begun. I headed for the seabus not expecting to find more than the usual green screen stunts with no cast. When I got there late morning I spotted two paps below me on the Lower Level Road arguing with RCMP about their right to be there. Man of Steel had hoped they could keep photographers back up where I was by citing safety concerns, but the paps won because the roadway is public property.
I soon understood why the paps had fought for that vantage when a shirtless man appeared on set. I photographed the Henry Cavill rescue scene as best I could for about twenty minutes, maxing out at 48 x digital zoom on my Canon compact, until Cavill retreated to his trailer next to the railroad tracks.