COVID-19 allowed Superman and Lois to film at the offices of the Daily Sun and capture some of Richard Donner’s Superman magic.
Superman and Lois was able to channel some of the majesty of Richard Donner Superman: The Movie thanks to the shutdown of COVID-19.
THAT spoke with Lee Toland Krieger, who directed the pilot for the new CW series and revealed that the quarantine allowed them to film in a rather rare location: the office of an actual newspaper. “We wanted a Daily planet that looked more like [Richard] Give Daily planet“Krieger said.” That kind of All the president’s men a kind of giant suite with a fluorescent ceiling that lasts forever is almost impossible to find in Vancouver. We got as close as we could. We actually filmed in the Vancouver Daily sun newspaper, which had never had photographs there because it is a working newspaper. Just because of COVID, no one was there and we were able to film there. “
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Although filming was shut down along with most other industries in March 2020 when the pandemic hit North America, Hollywood finally got things back. But the continued closure of the Daily sun allowed the crew of Superman and Lois for filming on more than just a set or a standard office building. This was surely a blessing, as the show is as much about Elizabeth Tulloch’s Lois Lane as it is about Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman. It is the reason why Lois will face her own villain in Morgan Edge and will have her own group of characters in the world of newspapers.
Krieger continued to praise Donner’s version of Superman, which would continue to inspire Superman returns And now it seems Superman and Lois. “Looking at the blockage in Donner’s film is, dare I say, like watching some of Billy Wilder’s work. His blockage, especially in the Daily planet with Perry White and Clark and Lois and the oners [long takes] there’s a really brilliant presentation and it’s not what you would expect from a movie like that. “
So far, the new series has received mostly positive reviews. Its darker tone and real-world story elements have impressed many, but some have failed. Still, it currently has an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Superman and Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Dylan Walsh, Alex Garfin, Jordan Elsass, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Inde Navarrette, and Wolé Parks. The series premieres Tuesday, February 23 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
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