Scarlett Johansson will play Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow in "The Avengers".
Walt Disney Company's Marvel Studios is currently in pre-production on the upcoming superhero blockbuster film "The Avengers". The film will be directed by Academy Award nominated Joss Whedon, and shot in 3-D. Whedon also re-wrote a script that was originally written by scribe Zak Penn. There will be an official open casting call being held by Marvel Studios in Albuquerque, NM in late March 2011.
Marvel Studios Co-Presidents Kevin Feige and Louis D'Esposito, VP Development and Production Jeremy Latcham, Executive Vice President of Visual Effects Victoria Alonso, and Executive of Animation Development Joshua Fine will all oversee production for the studio. Jon Favreau will co-executive produce "The Avengers" under his Fairview Entertainment banner.
"The Avengers" will be filmed almost entirely in New Mexico, and will become the state's largest feature film production ever with an estimated budget surpassing $200 million. New Mexico has a 25 percent rebate program intended to bring major film and television productions to the state.
Marvel also chose New Mexico due to the close propinquity to Los Angeles, heterogeneous landscape and the fact that the studio recently enjoyed filming scenes for another film there - "Thor." The picture was originally slated to start filming in February, 2011 but Marvel Studio executives pushed the production start date back to April, 2011 to accommodate the change in filming location.
All of the main principal actors have been cast. There will still be casting for day players and extras, mainly in Albuquerque, Cleveland, and New York - where filming will take place starting April 25, 2011 and continue through late June, 2011. There will also be additional casting in Cleveland, Ohio and New York, the other two filming locations. Shooting will run through September 2010. The exact shooting dates for Cleveland and New York have not been officially released. Filming will also take place in Los Angeles.
"The Avengers" has a scheduled release date of May 4, 2012.
Open Casting Call Details
NOTE: The open casting call that was held in Santa Fe, NM on February 16, 2011 WAS NOT a Marvel Studios official casting call for "The Avengers," but was rather simply part of of New Mexico's Film and Media Day. The following open casting call is the first official Marvel Studios open casting call specifically for "The Avengers".
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Click Here for directions.
Friday, March 25, 2011
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, March 26, 2011
• 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.
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 and New York:
"The Avengers" Talent Submission
721 1/2 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Randi Hiller formed her own company "Randi Hiller Casting" in 2008, however she still works closely with former business partner Sarah Finn and Marvel Studios, and they are teamed up for this project.
"The Avengers" Extras Casting Coordinator
1000 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201
Open Casting Calls will be held in each of the cities where filming is to take place. Details will be posted here as soon as they are available.
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.
The Avengers Production Office (Albuquerque)
Marvel Easter Productions LLC/Group Hug
5650 University Blvd. SE
Bldg. C, 1st Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
The Avengers Production Office (Los Angeles)
Marvel Easter Productions, LLC
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The Walt Disney Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
1323 Miller Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Zac Penn's Company
6240 W. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Robert Downey Jr. - Iron Man
Scarlett Johansson - Black Widow
Chris Evans - Captain America
Chris Hemsworth - Thor
Don Cheadle - War Machine
Jeremy Renner - Hawkeye
Tom Hiddleston - Loki
Mark Ruffalo/Lou Ferrigno - The Hulk
Clark Gregg - S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson
Samuel 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.