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Happy birthday, whimsywinx! Lacroix posts [Sep. 28th, 2010|07:41 pm]
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Happy birthday, whimsywinx! Hope you're having a fabulous day!

Lacroix, the SV insider who posts at IMDB, has been very chatty lately: on Michael, Tom, and various behind the scenes matters. *Some spoilers*

Why is Tom not producing more Hellcats episodes?
He is, he's an executive producer on Hellcats, in addition to his producing and acting duties on Smallville (plus he's directing Smallville in October), the man is ridiculously busy.

Questions about Michael's possible return

- Many of the cast and crew remain hopeful, but I'm not holding my breath.

- Shaving the head is only one part of the overall negotiation. But yeah, he doesn't want to shave his head, and depending when the pilot(for Saved by Zeroes) goes, likely won't be allowed to.

- So far no agreement has been reached for Michael to return. But we still have another 14 episodes to shoot, so who knows.

- It not just Michael, it's the network and the producers as well.

Each side has something they want regarding Michael returning to the show. At present, those two sides have not come to an agreement.

Don't lay it all on him.

Little Lex will 'grow up' quickly, will be normal Lex in months?
It's a brilliant plan! Of course, Michael would have to wear a wig, on account of Alexander/Lex is a redhead, and Michael a brunette, but it works for me :)

Future of L'il Lex?
Considering the Knight in the fire, I don't think Alexander is going to turn out overly heroic.

Potential SV spinoff?
I've actually heard this mentioned on set.

Whether it could actually happen, who knows. I doubt Tom or Erica would return for it though.

Allison's episode count:

- So far as I know, Allison is still only doing 5 episodes.

She's coming back in November for her next appearance. Not sure what the plans are for her re: the finale, but it wouldn't surprise me if she's a part of the action.

- I would think that they'd try and get some mileage out of her, and stretch her appearances out over the season.

Location shoots
We've joked about this on set, wondering where the money is coming from, because we haven't been on location this much in a long time. We're back out on location for Abandoned tool.

I really hope we do go back into Downtown Vancouver, really adds a lot of production value to the show that we can't capture on the backlot.

Callum Blue returning as Zod?
I can tell you for certain that we haven't filmed anything with him this season, and I haven't heard anything about him coming back.

In the original script for Lazarus, Clark was supposed to encounter ghostly images of past foes including Zod (using stock footage edited in), but in the final episode they only used Lex.

Why is Clark wearing a leather jacket in the 'Shield' promo?
It's not nearly as severe was what they used to do to Dean Cain.

It doesn't look bad in person.

Why is Jor-El such a dick?
Clark has issues he has to overcome before he can become Superman, Jor-El knows this, and that's why he took the suit away. He's just bad at explaining himself.

(Me: Heh, NO.)

Clark & Ollie's costumes
I'm assuming Claymore Clothiers in Vancouver made the Trench Coat, as it's the only uniform company I know of in town, and most of the film and TV shows deal with them for that kind of thing.

And yeah, the GA suits are very expensive. They're all leather, and custom made by a company here in Vancouver. A LOT of detail work has gone into them. At one point, there was something like 7 of them. One got burned up last season, 3 or 4 of them got modified to the new look (Justin's, as well as ones for the Stunt doubles), and the others are still the original style.

One thing about that link to the GA costume. Justin is actually 6'4", and taller than Tom who is 6'3", but Tom is physically bigger/beefier than Justin.

On Blur shirts
The shirt was actually from American Apparel :p

And it was painted that way n purpose. They wanted it to look like something Clark had made on his own.

I wish we'd had a scene of Clark working on his t-shirt designs!

[User Picture]From: gildinwen
2010-09-28 11:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the quotes!!!! About Tom being an inch shorter than Justin heh, I'm still not a believer as didn't they have to custom make Tom's GA costume because he wouldn't fit in it?

It seems there's a lot cover wrt "will MR come back" I hope he does, but...*sigh* it's not looking likely is it?
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[User Picture]From: miss_tress
2010-09-28 11:59 pm (UTC)
About Tom being an inch shorter than Justin heh, I'm still not a believer
Agreed. And didn't Justin say that Tom was taller than him in the first commentary he did?
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[User Picture]From: gildinwen
2010-09-29 12:38 am (UTC)
Yeah I think so...and since Justin's hair is bouncy as heck I'm thinking that Tom intentionally made himself an inch or two shorter than he really is, because he doesn't look two inches smaller than Jared.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-09-29 01:40 am (UTC)
I think it's Justin who's an inch shorter than Tom - two inches shorter if he trimmed his spikes!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-09-29 01:39 am (UTC)
It's a conundrum. From what he said at the Con, I thought a deal might already be in the works. Now, I'm confused again.
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[User Picture]From: jeannev
2010-09-29 01:05 am (UTC)
Hmmm, I know Lacroix is a reliable source, but some of this stuff sounds...off.

There is no way Justin is taller then Tom. Even Justin has said so. More then once.

And I know Craig was told (and I think other reporters too) that Michael shaving his head isn't a requirement.

But, thanks for compiling. What he has to say is definitely worth considering.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-09-29 01:39 am (UTC)
I think Lacroix knows what goes on his own specific SV sphere...but beyond that, he's a fan, just like us. Where the Michael-info falls on that spectrum. I don't know.

Michael said at the Con that if he returned, it would be in a bald cap, so perhaps that was already on the bargaining table two weeks ago?

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[User Picture]From: whimsywinx
2010-09-29 01:07 am (UTC)
Thank you for my Lexy picture and the birthday wishes! Not a bad day considering I had to work.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-09-29 01:36 am (UTC)
Glad it was a good day! *wishes you birthday dreams of Lex & Clex & shirtless Justin*
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2010-09-29 01:38 am (UTC)
I haven't been reading anything new about what fans think about Michael coming back, but I'm assuming the majority are still putting the sole responsibility on Michael from Lacroix's comments. Always nice to see him defending Michael. :)

The idea of a red-headed Michael has me... intrigued. ;)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-09-29 01:43 am (UTC)
I'm assuming the majority are still putting the sole responsibility on Michael from Lacroix's comments. Always nice to see him defending Michael. :)
At the 200th episode party, a producer said that Michael could wear a bald cap if he wanted. And naughty Tom told the media that fans should start a petition for Michael to return (he wants his Mikey back so bad!)

So people are grumping that Michael is the one halting negotiations.

That's where I'm confused: he sounded more open to offers at the Con but maybe the network wants more episodes and less money than he's willing to settle for?
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2010-09-29 12:30 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to Whimsy! Love that smiley cap of Michael!

Thanks so much for the Lacroix updates! It's so interesting to read his comments. I don't know what to think about Michael. The only thing I can imagine causing an impasse is the storyline, but who knows? I'm still hoping they can work something out.

In the meantime, though, new Michael pics! He went to the premiere that James was tweeting about last night!

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[User Picture]From: complicat
2010-09-29 07:42 pm (UTC)
Wow, Lacroix has been talkative!

Hmm, very interesting about Michael, especially coupled with what JG said. Glad that Lacroix has stepped up to fend off the Michael-haters though!

Potential SV spinoff?

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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-09-30 10:42 pm (UTC)
Lacroix always stands up for his man! And he's been very talkative - maybe because it;s the last season?
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[User Picture]From: starry_dawn
2010-09-30 02:40 pm (UTC)
The "Jor-El is just bad at explaining himself" part cracked me up. Good try, but there's no fixing Jor-El now, not after all the things he's done!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-09-30 10:42 pm (UTC)
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From: dramaa_princess
2010-10-01 04:21 pm (UTC)
this whole Michael coming back thing is so confusing. o.O
not sure if i still want him to do it. Lex in a red wig? that's not really Lex for me. sorry.

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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-10-02 06:36 pm (UTC)
Heh, Michael already has a little red in his own hair...and a wig would be very distracting!
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