‘Iron Man 3′ Casting Call Confirms Returning Characters

Published 2 years ago by , Updated June 26th, 2014 at 10:20 am,

Iron Man 3 Cast Iron Man 3 Casting Call Confirms Returning Characters

Recent rumors narrowed down a potential plot for Iron Man 3 drawing from the ‘Extremis’ storyline in Warren Ellis’ comic book arc, hinting at a key villainous character finally having a proper introduction. With Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) taking over directorial duties for the third installment, and co-writing the screenplay with Drew Pierce, we now at least have details confirming other key characters returning.

The character information revealed on the Iron Man 3 casting call listed below can be considered minor spoilers for the film and The Avengers.

The first Iron Man paved the way for what became the shared Marvel cinematic universe, with the defining crucial moment coming at the end of the credits when Samuel L. Jackson made a cameo appearance as Nick Fury, name-dropping The Avengers initiative. In Iron Man 2, Fury was given a more prominent role as the S.H.I.E.L.D. agency began getting involved, for better or worse, with all of the succeeding films. It is here where SHIELD agent Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) was also introduced, with her partner Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) later making his first appearance in Thor.

All of these characters will reunite for The Avengers this summer when SHIELD gathers these heroes together, placing Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk and Thor alongside SHIELD members Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury. The following summer, we will at least see one the key SHIELD player again in Iron Man 3.

Here are the key bits from the casting call (complete sheet can be seen on page 2).

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.

Back in December, Johansson revealed she was unsure of whether or not she’d reprise her role in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3, and now we can confirm that she will. Better that than a Black Widow solo film which would take the resources away from other projects.

Rhodey (Don Cheadle) and his War Machine armor won’t appear in The Avengers but he’ll be back along with Pepper Potts for the third Iron Man alongside Black Widow which comes as a bit of a surprise since her role in Iron Man 2 was part of a recruitment effort leading to The Avengers. Perhaps Shane Black, Drew Pierce and Robert Downey Jr. want to push the love triangle drama?

Another key piece of information reiterated in the casting call is that Iron Man 3 won’t be relying or sucked into the story of The Avengers, meaning that unlike Iron Man 2 - which was held back by Marvel forcing in a pile of The Avengers pre-work – Iron Man 3 will be able to focus on characters again much like Jon Favreau’s first film in the series. Then again, if Black Widow is there, so is SHIELD. And as we know, Samuel L. Jackson has a 9-picture deal with Marvel Studios so he could make a small appearance as well.

Iron Man 3 begins principal photography in May and is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2013.

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Source Daily Film Auditions (via The Daily BLAM!)

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The complete Iron Man 3 casting call:

Principal actor auditions and extras casting registration is underway for the Walt Disney Studios/Marvel Studios superhero feature film “Iron Man 3″. 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.

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.

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

Starring:

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

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