Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is filming indoors in Metro Vancouver this week at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.
Previously, fans of Canada-born actor Jim Carrey spotted the Hollywood heavyweight in Fort Langley performing a stunt scene.
Fans shared several photos from the set over the past week. Katia Stano told Vancouver Is Awesome that the film set has taken over Fort Langley's Glover Road. She added that it "looks like a military invasion with helicopter and tanks included!"
The funnyman stars as Robotnik in the film franchise's second instalment. The first film, Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), was about a "small-town police officer" who teams up with a blue, lightning-fast, extraterrestrial hedgehog to "defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments" on the space critter, according to IMDb.
The film also stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Lee Majdoub and Tika Sumpter.
Paul Orazietti, executive director of the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association, took to Twitter Wednesday (April 28) to say that filming would take place this week at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. He added that "[B.C.] is providing hundreds of high-quality jobs in Surrey and Langley while helping out our local economy."
Sonic Hedge Hog 2 moves indoors on #cloverdale fairgrounds. BC Film is providing hundreds of high quality jobs in Surrey & Langley while helping out our local economy and especially the @CloverdaleRodeo @yvrshoots @WhatsFilming @CityofSurrey @creativebcs @theprovince @TomZillich pic.twitter.com/cTFVFCxvgG— Paul Orazietti (@Paradeguy) April 28, 2021
Fraser Health is also currently providing COVID-19 ‘mass vaccinations’ at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre, which is located at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.
Kathleen Yang took to Twitter to say her partner had waited in line at the Cloverdale drop-in clinic for roughly two hours. The "estimated wait time [for] folks arriving now looks to be about three to four hours, but this is just their guess," she added.
My partner has been waiting in line for a vaccine at Cloverdale rec centre for about 2 hours. Estimated wait time folks arriving now looks to be about 3 to 4 hours, but this is just their guess. pic.twitter.com/DgtRphhr1y— Kathleen Yang (@kathleen__yang) April 28, 2021
Vancouverites react to actors travelling to film in the city in the wake of soaring COVID-19 cases
Numerous fans flock to Metro Vancouver film sets in the hopes of seeing popular stars up-close-and-personal.
John Cena celebrated his birthday in Vancouver last week and a couple of fans gifted him a balloon. People have also photographed actors filming popular TV shows such as Riverdale, Batwoman, and Superman & Lois, just to name a few.
But not everyone is thrilled these actors flew into town to work.
In the wake of soaring coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, many locals question why these actors--many of whom are American--are permitted to work in B.C. Of course, there isn't a rule against flying into the country for work or for recreation, but the pressure is mounting on the federal government to create one.
Numerous people commented on a couple of recent stories Vancouver Is Awesome shared about American actors filming in the region. Some of them said the film industry has gone to great lengths to protect their employees and therefore doesn't pose a threat to public safety. However, others feel that their work isn't essential and shouldn't be allowed to continue during the pandemic.