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Superman Heads to Vancouver

Man of Steel production spending winter at Vancouver Island.

By Jarrod Sarafin     September 16, 2011
Source: Canadian Press

A month after the Vancouver Sun revealed that Warner Bros. Pictures and director Zack Snyder planned a winter shoot for Man of Steel on Vancouver Island, the Canadian Press has confirmed production will be moving their shortly and stay there through January 2012.

Casting calls and filming for "Autumn Frost" — widely reported to be the code name for "Man of Steel," the next Superman film — have already taken place in Chicago. But according to a letter received by municipal council in Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, filming will take place there and in the Vancouver area, too.

"Autumn Frost will film in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island from early September through to the end of January 2012," Rino Pace, locations manager for production company Third Act Productions Inc., wrote in a letter to Ucluelet council.

"We have been preparing the film since early spring, which includes building 'sets' in the various 'stages' in and around the Vancouver area..." Pace said Ucluelet has the "look" the directors and production designer envisioned.

While in Ucluelet, filming will take place on land owned by a local First Nation and on a municipal street and the town will play the role of a small, Alaskan fishing village. Filming will also take place on the ocean and at an industrial dock. Already, casting calls for movie extras have taken place in Ucluelet and Nanaimo, B.C. Sought especially were older men and women with "character faces" and some "commercial fishermen types," states advertisements placed on the Vancouver Island North Film Commission website.

"I think this is the first one to really plunk us on the map," said Ucluelet Mayor Eric Russcher, of the filming.

He said film crews have normally headed to Tofino, a popular tourist town located about 40 kilometres north of Ucluelet, but the movie company stated it needed something more that looked like an Alaskan community.

"We still have that far-flung look of a small community," he said.

In other Superman-related news, the film's unofficial Facebook page has published photos of Michael Shannon in his practical General Zod costume. These latest pics come a week after the actor confirmed that Snyder was using motion-capture technology for his character. Check out two pics down below and more

Man of Steel flies into theaters June 13, 2013.


Michael Shannon in his practical General Zod costume

Michael Shannon in his practical General Zod costume


 Thanks to Maniac Avidfan for the photos.


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lusiphur 9/16/2011 7:40:36 AM

 Kneel before Zod and his Shiny Black Pajamas of DOOOOOMMMMM!

violator14 9/16/2011 8:13:14 AM

Hey Maniacs!! I'm getting married tomm!!! Woot Woot!!!! Wish me luck! peace!

Wiseguy 9/16/2011 8:22:34 AM

My condolences to the bride to be, jk. Congrats buddy, I guess this is the last we'll ever hear from you :)

Michael Shannon looks like he got jacked too. If no one said anything I would've thought that was Cavill just because of his arms. I like it when actors put in that extra work, can't wait to see some action

BunyonSnipe 9/16/2011 8:39:49 AM

Okay well at least he's wearing the same 'Kryptonian' stuff that Supes is wearing and the Mo-Cap is just Battle Armour...

Higgy 9/16/2011 10:27:08 AM

Zod is wearing the latest in he is sporting THE BLACK MAMBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaa....

reek 9/16/2011 11:08:54 AM

More powerful than Baryshnikov on 'roids, he can leap tall buildings in a single piroet, he stands for tutus, prancing and the artistic way, it's General Zod the Kryptonian ballerina!  Next year this fancy baddass is gonna plie Supes right in his junk.  Battle over.

Congrats Violator.  Getting married was the best thing I ever did.

BunyonSnipe 9/16/2011 12:26:53 PM

Supes costume looks more like a novelty condom, thouggh i spose...


Miner49er 9/16/2011 12:32:22 PM

Damn. The movie is pretty much gonna be filmed in my parents' backyard over on the island. Tempted to head over there.

hanso 9/16/2011 1:27:02 PM

Violator, now that you is getting married always remember that when arguing with your wife, you have two choices, you can be right or you can be happy.  Best of luck to you, young padawan.

reek 9/16/2011 1:49:46 PM

@Bunyon Snipe Dude, you're a genius!  If D.C. authorized condoms in superman colors with the "S" logo near the tip, the resulting sales could single-handedly end the recession.  Once the Superman ones make a ton of cash, all the other heroes could get in on the act.  Spidey rubbers, Hulk Magnum sized, the possibilities are endless.  Well, I guess Punisher condoms probably aren't a good idea.  Your not gonna get much action sporting a Death's Head on your dong.

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