Filming wraps in Cassidy

Weather holds up for superman movie crews in Cassidy

  • Oct. 11, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Faster than a speeding bullet, the new Superman movie Man of Steel has wrapped up filming in Cassidy.

A spokesperson for the film Autumn Frost, the code name reportedly being used for the Man of Steel film, said the crew of around 240, including 38 local extras, were at the site of the Cassidy Pub off the Trans-Canada Highway for two days on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and Thursday Oct. 6.

The movie was a closed set, said the spokesperson, so there were no media invites and little could be revealed about what part the pub and the local extras play in the film.

Several logging trucks were brought in for the shoot along with some out-of-season clean, and soiled, snow.

A few months ago, a news story in the Nanaimo News Bulletin was calling for people who fit a hard-working lumberjack profile to audition as extras in the new Man of Steel film.

The crew was in Ucluelet for a couple of days before coming to Cassidy and were bound for Vancouver after filming here.

“It’s been great,” said the spokesperson. “It’s pretty quick, in and out, but it’s always nice to be on the Island. It’s beautiful, as long as the rain holds off.”

The Man of Steel film, starring Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane and Amy Adams to name a few, is not scheduled for release until 2013.