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.

Just Posted

Plantitude giving Ladysmith vegans equal footing

New downtown restaurant believed to be downtown’s first featuring all vegan options

Home care complaints up 45% on Vancouver Island

Number of home care hours delivered down 6%, complaints up 45 %

Volunteers take down after another successful Ladysmith Festival of Lights

Good crowd comes out for a sunny Sunday volunteer session of taking down decorations

Blood moon over Ladysmith

Gerry Beltgens shook off cold fingers this weekend to capture this image… Continue reading

Reflections of Ladysmith: The Art of Michael Dean

Work, place and people are inseparable for Vancouver Island painter

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Former Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

M’s legend Edgar Martinez, Rivera, Mussina also make the grade

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Most Read