Faster than a speeding bullet, the new Superman movie Man of Steel wrapped up filming in Cassidy.
A spokesperson for the film Autumn Frost, the code name reportedly being used for the Superman movie, 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 and Thursday.
Crews filmed on a closed set, which meant no media access and little revealed as to what role the pub and the local actors play in the film, set for release in 2013.
Several logging trucks were brought in for the shoot, along with some out-of-season snow.
It fits in with a casting call in Nanaimo a few months ago, which called for extras who fit a hard-working lumberjack profile. Hundreds of hopefuls lined up outside the Coast Bastion Inn for a chance at a spot in the film.
Filming also took place in Ucluelet and Vancouver, as well as locations in the U.S.
“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 movie stars Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe and Amy Adams.