For over a year now we've been hearing rumors that the shape-shifting alien race known as The Skrulls would be the primary villains in Marvel's The Avengers movie. However, since that initial rumor surfaced, conflicting reports have come in about how the Skrulls would be implemented into the story of The Avengers' formation. The two most consistent rumors have been that either Thor's brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and/or The Skrulls' hated enemy - the alien race known as The Kree - would be involved in the epic conflict that threatens Earth and assembles its mightiest heroes together.
Today we have more evidence suggesting that The Avengers will use the legendary Kree/Skrull war as its conflict, with Earth and its superheroes caught in the middle. This "evidence" comes our way via Before the Trailer, which tracked down an open casting call to New Mexico residents to be extras in The Avengers movie. We already know that the film is shooting in New Mexico, so the casting call for extras in that area certainly makes sense.
Check out the alleged call sheet for yourselves:
As many New Mexico local residents as possible will be cast.• This is a PAID job.• No experience working as an extra or actor is required.• All ages and types are needed, but must be 18+ to attend.• Will accept non-returnable photos of kids that can obtain work permit.• Come to the open casting call well groomed, and well dressed.• Please bring a pen and photo ID.• Photos will be taken at NO CHARGE at the open casting call.• NO PHONE CALLS to the casting call venue.
Maryellen Aviano“The Avengers” Extras Casting Coordinator1000 Flower StreetGlendale, CA 91201
Robert Downey Jr. – Iron ManScarlett Johansson – Black WidowChris Evans – Captain AmericaChris Hemsworth – ThorDon Cheadle – War MachineJeremy Renner – HawkeyeTom Hiddleston – LokiMark Ruffalo/Lou Ferrigno – The HulkClark Gregg – S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil CoulsonSamuel L. Jackson – S.H.I.E.L.D. Director General Nick Fury
A superhero team called “The Avengers” do battle against two separate alien extraterrestrial humanoid life forms. The Avengers are a superhero team, consisting of a group of Marvel Comics heroes aka “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”. The aliens that The Avengers will fight are called “The Kree” and “Skrulls”. These two extraterrestrial races become embroiled in a war for ages that ultimately makes its way to Earth, and the Avengers unite to intervene with all their power and might combined.
We've known for awhile that Mark Ruffalo will being doing motion-capture to create The Hulk in The Avengers movie, and that Lou Ferrigno would be providing the voice of the Jade Giant, so that's not a revelation. Still, there are a few things to discuss here:
Firstly, there's the issue of the Kree/Skull war. I recently wrote a piece talking about The Skrulls and Loki being The Avengers villains, in which I laid down a few opinions about why such a combination would be good not only for The Avengers but for the expanding Marvel Movie Universe as a whole. The bottom line is this: having an extraterrestrial threat, combined with Loki using the "Cosmic Cubes" to point the alien threat at Earth, perfectly utilizes all the characters and plot threads that Marvel has been building in their respective films. It also leaves the door wide open for the future of Marvel's Movie Universe.