Marvel fans in the New York City area who have dreamed of rubbing elbows with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, or maybe merely catching a glimpse of them, could their chance. That’s because “Avengers: Infinity War” is searching for extras for when production moves to the Big Apple.
According to a recent listing on MovieCastingCall.org, “Infinity War” and its untitled sequel, collectively using the working title “Mary Lou,” will begin filming in New York in May, and producers are seeking background performers that meet the following criteria:
MALES & FEMALES – Any ethnicity, who appear 18 – 50’s, all types. Especially needed are people with New York looks, and also people with good character faces. Filming is tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2017. A wardrobe fitting could possibly be required in the beginning of May. You must have an open and flexible schedule, as the dates are very tentative at the moment. If you have previously worked on this film in any area, your are NOT eligible to be considered for these new roles. This is for NEW TALENT only, who have not worked on the film.
Based on the wording, it seems as though the roles are fairly standard, perhaps similar to the bystanders who witnessed the Chitauri invasion in 2012’s “The Avengers.” Although principal photography is under way at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Georgia, “Infinity War,” like “The Avengers” before it, will shoot some scenes in New York City, long the hub of the Marvel Universe.
This isn’t the first time “Avengers: Infinity War” has cast a net for extras. In fact, just last month, similar calls were made for extras during filming in the Atlanta area, as well as the United Kingdom.
Directed Joe and Anthony Russo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Captain America: Civil War”), “Avengers: Infinity War” is going to be regular who’s who of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a massive cast that already includes the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana and Pom Klementieff. However, they’re only for starters, as the film draws in most of the key players from all corners of the Marvel Universe.
“Avengers: Infinity War” arrives in theaters May 4, 2018, followed by an as-yet-untitled sequel on May 3, 2019.