If you’ve been around U of T for the past month, there’s almost no way you’ve missed the filming for The Incredible Hulk. From having tanks and soldiers marching along College Street to invade the Koffler Centre to shoots––like yesterday’s––that saw soldiers firing live ammunition inside Knox College’s courtyard, it’s been pretty difficult to ignore.
The biggest spectacle, though, is apparently yet to come. According to a typo-heavy post on Comic Book Resources, Yonge Street will be dolled up to look like New York and––from College to Dundas––will be closed for filming between September 17 and 19 for (spoiler alert!) “the final fight scene between The Abomination and The Hulk.” Apparently, the Canon Theatre will also be made up to look like the Apollo.
Though photos aren’t allowed on set, you could always try to take part in the whole thing yourself––there are plenty of positions for extras listed on craigslist.
UPDATE (August 31): The National Post published a story today about the closure that, while liberally cribbing from this Torontoist article (see the fifth paragraph), has a bit more info about the closure from filming commissioner Peter Finestone. To prevent the shoot from interfering with rush hour traffic, it’ll go from 7 p.m.–7 a.m. daily, beginning on September 17, and Toronto will stand in for Harlem.
Photo by owenbooth. Tip via Chromewaves.