Now that Tom Holland has been introduced to the world as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, work begins on his solo movie over at Sony. Produced in cooperation with Marvel, Spider-Man: Homecoming is Sony’s well-publicized attempt to once again reboot the franchise after the failure of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
As pre-production for the movie begins, the first bits of casting news are starting to leak out; for instance, Robert Downey, Jr. reprising his Iron Man role as Tony Stark continues to offer Peter Parker guidance. There is now some additional casting news, and while it may not be as big as the Tony Stark revelation, it may be of interest to Atlanta-area high schoolers.
ComicBook.com reports that Tammy Smith Casting has put out a casting call in the Atlanta area for “The Summer of George,” which is the codename being used for Spider-Man: Homecoming and not, unfortunately, a big-screen Seinfeld revival. The casting call is for “High School Students ages 15 to 17, and young men and women, ages 18 to 25 (that look young/high school)” and “ALL student types, from conservative to unique looks, and we especially need Asian and East Indian student types.” See the full Facebook post from the casting agency below:
With other actors joining the film including Marisa Tomei as Aunt May as well as The Grand Budapest Hotel‘s Tony Revolori and One Life to Live‘s Laura Harrier, Atlanta-area teens and young adults have the potential opportunity to rub elbows with celebrities if they can convincingly do things like pretend to put books in their lockers, pretend to take books out of their lockers, and stand in fake lunch lines in a pretend cafeteria. Those that don’t fit the description for this round of casting need not despair, however, as Tammy Smith Casting also notes that “other casting types will be added/posted at a later time.”
Actors in Georgia almost did not get this opportunity, as Marvel had threatened to pull out of the state if a law was passed that legalized anti-gay discrimination. Luckily, Georgia’s governor vetoed that law, allowing filming for Spider-Man: Homecoming to move forward there. For those in the area looking to get their start as movie extras and also carve themselves out a small part of the Marvel cinematic universe, now is the time.
Captain America: Civil War is now in theaters, and is followed by Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; Avengers: Infinity War Part 2– May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.