If you’ve ever wanted to be a part of the Marvel universe, here’s the best chance you’re likely ever going to get. Though “The Avengers” hasn’t even hit theaters yet, “Iron Man 3” has been in development for a while now and is lined up as the first post-“Avengers” movie to hit theaters. Unsurprisingly, director Shane Black wants to get a head start on the project, and he’s looking for actors. Lots of them.
Premiere Casting, which will handle much of heavy lifting for casting on “Iron Man 3,” had some exciting news for fans living near the Wilmington, North Carolina set of the film. Turns out a lot of locals who work in the film industry could be getting jobs in the next year.
“Received an email this morning. Iron Man 3 will use about 1,000 extras during the film and there will be over 550 crew jobs and will be shooting from May 2012 until January 2013 with a Memorial Day weekend release in 2013,” they wrote on their Facebook page.
The plot for the third “Iron Man” film is being kept under wraps, so it’s anyone’s guess what all those people could be used for. Based on the scenes of mass destruction on the “Avengers” set, though, it could be that the conflicts in “Iron Man” are having global consequences that end up involving a lot of unsuspecting civilians. Either way, star Robert Downey Jr. has said in past interviews that he has his hopes high for this film.
“Bringing in Shane Black to write and direct ‘Iron Man 3’ to me is basically the only transition from Favreau to a ‘next thing’ that Favreau and the audience and Marvel and I could ever actually sign off on,” he said. “It’s kind of like we’re fighting on the same side and at the same time we’re circling each other, so it’s all great. It should be great.”
“Iron Man 3” hits theaters on May 3, 2013.