In a new interview published at EW.com, Lee Toland Krieger, who directed the Pilot episode of “Superman & Lois,” has revealed that they were able to use a real newspaper office as the location for Daily Planet scenes due to COVID shutdowns.
According to Krieger, Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie was a big inspiration…
“We wanted a Daily Planet that looked more like the Donner Daily Planet,” Krieger tells EW. “That kind of All the President’s Men sort of giant suite with the fluorescent ceiling that goes on forever is almost impossible to find in Vancouver. We got as close as we could. We actually shot at the Vancouver Daily Sun newspaper, which had never had photography there because they’re a working newspaper. Just because of COVID, nobody was there and we got to shoot in there. But looking at the blocking in the Donner movie is, dare I say, like watching some of Billy Wilder’s work. His blocking, especially in the Daily Planet with Perry White and Clark and Lois and the oners [long takes] there are just really brilliantly laid out, and kind of not what you would expect in a movie like that.”
Krieger also reveals he is a big fan of Snyder’s “Man of Steel” which was also an inspiration for the way he directed the Pilot episode of “Superman & Lois”.
You can read the full interview at EW.com.