The Kingston Whig-Standard published an update on The Incredible Hulk filming at the CFB Trenton base on Friday. Here are some of the highlights:
The Hulk has arrived. Sort of. Filming for The Incredible Hulk, the next cinematic take on the rage-filled giant of Marvel Comics fame, began in Trenton yesterday.
But don’t look for any towering superheroes or explosions: the actual Hulk is an entirely digital character, and scenes being shot here are relatively quiet.
The loudest noise is likely to come from the Bell 212 Twin Huey helicopters rented by the production team.
The first scene was being filmed near the passenger terminal along Highway 2 at the base’s eastern limit. Crews were planning to be shooting between about 3 p.m. and 3 a.m. both yesterday and today.
“We’re getting some footage of Hummers and commandos coming through a gate,” Van Wyck said, as extras in green camouflage milled around near the crew.
He said the Trenton shooting will amount to “probably about five to 10 minutes” in the final feature and involve mostly shots on the runway, with some filming happening inside a Canadian CC-130 Hercules air transport.
Of the major players, only Hurt and Roth are here. Neither was on the set for yesterday’s initial shot.
The devastation, however, is being saved for locations such as Toronto and Hamilton, where the pyrotechnics will be used. No such special effects are being shot in Trenton, Van Wyck said.
Filming is expected to last 18 weeks: 15 in Canada, two in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and one in New York.
The Incredible Hulk hits theaters on June 13, 2008.