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Film set near Vancouver Public Library calls for fight scenes and 'atmospheric smoke' (PHOTOS)

Someone who walked through the set says he, "Nearly blacked out and briefly forgot what year it was."
The CW TV show “Batwoman” is filming by the Vancouver Public Library on July 23, 2021. It stars Javicia Leslie who succeeds Ruby Rose on the show.

The CW TV show Batwoman is currently filming in downtown Vancouver and the shoot calls for some traffic closures.

The popular CW show stars actress Javicia Leslie as Batwoman and fans have shared images of the local film set as well as notifications of filming. 

A resident notification letter from Renraw Production Services states that filming will take place at 777 Homer Street from Wednesday (July 21) through Friday (July 23). However, filming is expected to continue through Friday night until Saturday morning at 7 a.m. 

The scenes call for  "interior dialogue and fight scenes," as well as atmospheric smoke. The letter also notes that the front of the building will be "tented." Exterior lighting will also make the area look brighter. 

Police will assist with intermittent traffic control and street closures. 

What year is this?

Canadian actor and wrestler Stephen Amell says he was wandering around downtown when he happened to walk through the film set.

"Nearly blacked out and briefly forgot what year it was," he quips.  

The set camp for the popular CW show appeared outside of the Vancouver Public Library across the street from the church. 

Another local took to Twitter to share signage from the film set. 

Javicia Leslie takes on Batwoman role to empower others

When Javicia Leslie moved to Los Angeles, she frequently rode down the popular Sunset Boulevard to view the row of erected TV and film billboards for inspiration. As an aspiring actor, she often parked underneath her favourite ones to study before an audition.

For years, Leslie made this her routine in hopes of one day seeing her image on full display in Hollywood. Her dreams ultimately became reality when the 33-year-old actor — who starred on CBS’s “God Friended Me” and Carl Weber's “The Family Business” on BET+ — recently saw a billboard of herself donning the black-and-red Batwoman suit.

Leslie stars as the caped crusader on CW’s Batwoman, which premiered its second season on Jan. 17. She succeeds Ruby Rose, becoming the franchise’s first Black actress to portray the superhero, and will be featured as an avowed LGBTQ central character.

With files from the Canadian Press.