Older men in bowties and pressed shirts crossed Broad Street in a line of more than 50 people.
The “referees” for the fight scene of the newest Rocky installation, “Creed,” along with soon-to-be hundreds of extras for the film, walked across Main Campus on Thursday around 11 a.m. into Temple’s Performing Arts Center.
A catering company, production staff, trucks of lights, chairs and parts of the set lined Broad Street, beginning at 9 a.m.
The scene shot at TPAC, identified by a member of the crew and extras as a fight scene, would probably have the crew filming until 8 or 9 p.m. that same night. TPAC is the only building on Main Campus where the movie will be shot. Filming will last until Friday, Jan. 30.
The movie, set to be released in January 2016, follows Balboa as he takes on the role of a trainer and mentor for Apollo Creed’s son or grandson.
The director is Ryan Coogler, also known for his work in Fruitvale Station. Coogler co-wrote the film with Aaron Covington.
Many of the extras, according to a member of the cast, unable to disclose his name for privacy reasons, are part of the Screen Actors Guild in Philadelphia, located at 230 S. Broad St.