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IRON MAN 3: Casting Call Confirms Returning Characters and Actors

Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man

Iron Man 3 Casting Call Confirms Returning Characters and Actors. The casting call (the call sheet) for Iron Man 3 illuminates what characters will be returning to the comic book franchise film and who will be playing them. The returning characters will be played by the same actors and actresses that brought them to life in Iron Man 2. Already announced previously, Shane Black will be directing this time around.

Iron Man 3 is said to be a “a more self-contained story than the previous two films. It is rumored to have some relation to the Extremis storyline from Iron Man’s comic book continuity, but that is unconfirmed at this point.”

The call sheet also spoils The Avengers to a degree as it lets you know that certain characters actually survive the conflicts within that film.

The initial casting sheet for Iron Man 3:

Two-time Academy Award nominated Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his roles as as Tony Stark, an industrialist and master engineer who builds a powered exoskeleton and becomes the technologically advanced superhero, Iron Man. Scarlett Johansson will return from “Iron Man 2 playing Natasha Romanoff aka “The Black Widow”, and Gwyneth Paltrow plays Stark’s closest friend, love interest, and business partner Pepper Potts. Don Cheadle, who replaced Terrence Howard after the first “Iron Man”, returns as Lt. Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes – Stark’s personal pilot, chief aviation engineer for Stark International, and one of Stark’s closest friends.

Multi talented actor, screenwriter and film director Shane Black is taking over the directing duties from Jon Favreau, who directed the first two films in the “Iron Man” series. Black also is writing the screenplay for “iron Man 3 with Drew Pierce and Robert Downey Jr’s creative input. He recently said not to expect “Iron Man 3? to feature any other heroes from Marvel’s universe saying that after “The Avengers” the plan is to go back to self-contained single-character stories. Shane Black has directed Robert Downey Jr. before – in Black’s last feature film directing job “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” in 2005.

Shooting will take place in the Wilmington, NC area and other locations in North Carolina from May 21, 2012 through September 7, 2012. The film’s main stars are being cast out of Los Angeles, however many supporting and day player acting roles will be cast in North Carolina. All of the extras, photo-doubles and stand-ins for the films stars will be cast in North Carolina. The production will create 550 “high-quality, well-paying jobs” and 1,000 talent opportunities in N.C.

Louis D’Esposito will executive produce for Marvel Studios. Former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, will also executive produce along with Golden Globe Award nominated independent producer Charles Newirth. Avi Arad will produce the film under the banner of his company “Avi Arad Productions”. Arad has served as producer or executive producer on every Marvel film since 1998’s Blade. He is former CEO and the founder of Marvel Studios.

“Iron Man 3” Principal Actor and Extras Information

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of North Carolina and in the United States

The 2012 North Carolina Actors Resource Guide includes the following information and documents for minors and foreign talent who would like to audition for “Iron Man 3” or work as an extra on the film:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• North Carolina Child Performer Labor Law Information
• North Carolina Youth Employment Certificate Instructions
• North Carolina Youth Approval To Work Late Hours Form
• North Carolina Minor Intention To Employ Form
• North Carolina Dept. of Labor Rules and Regulations Relative to Employment of Children under 16 Years of Age.
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• Links for Child Labor Information

In addition to the following Louisiana Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors List
• Extras Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Mass Printing Photo Labs
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• General Talent Agent Information
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Resources
• PDF Users Guide

The 2012 North Carolina Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

“Iron Man 3” will be hiring upward of one thousand extras, as well as photo doubles and stand ins for the films stars. The background performer casting director will be seeking people of all ages and any ethnicity including children, adults, males and females. In addition, there will over 550 film crew jobs available.

“Iron Man 3” is scheduled to hit theaters Memorial Day weekend, 2013.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Randi Hiller
Sarah Finn
721 1/2 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Wilmington, NC:

Fincannon & Associates, Inc
Point Harbor Marina
1560 Point Harbor Road
Wilmington, NC 28401

Extras Casting

Wilmington, NC:

Wilmington extras can send a recent color snapshot, all clothing sizes, and contact information to:

Fincannon & Associates, Inc
Point Harbor Marina
1560 Point Harbor Road
Wilmington, NC 28401

Crew Members

Wilmington, NC:

Skilled film crew members in North Carolina can send resumes to:

Screen Gems Studios
IM3 Production
1223 23rd Street North
Wilmington, NC 28405

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Marvel Studios
1600 Rosecrans Ave.
Building 7
Suite 110
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Walt Disney Pictures
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

DW Films
PO Box 10551
Beverly Hills, CA 90213

Producers: Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Stan Lee, Avi Arad

Writer/Director: Shane Black


Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark/Iron Man
Scarlett Johansson – Natalie Rushman/Natasha Romanoff
Gwyneth Paltrow – Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle – War Machine

Source: SlashfilmThedailyblam

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