Well it seems a casting call has been put out, for what us fans know as Iron Man 3, using the working title “Caged Heat.” The call is for extras in North Carolina and will be set up for two locations.
Wilmington, NC will hold a casting call for extras on April 21st at Independence Mall, which I’ll be attending. The Tona B. Dahlquist Casting Company, responsible for casting films such as The Hunger Games and Forrest Gump, are holding open casting calls for extras.
The call sheet offers up some interesting information about the film.
ALL TYPES, ALL AGES & ALL ETHNIC DESCENTS ARE NEEDED.
In addition to ALL TYPES, there is a special need for the following;
Military Types, Artsy and/or Eccentric types, Computer Geek types, Professor types, Business Professionals (Men & Women) with luxury/high end vehicles.
There is also a special need for those of Chinese descent as those of and Asian, Middle Eastern, Indian, Persian, Latino, Hispanic, Vietnamese, Hawaiian, African American descents.
A very multi cultural mix of extras is needed
I put in bold the part about Chinese, Asian, Middle Eastern, etc. decent. The first film alluded to the ten rings of power, and Jon Favreau planned to use The Mandarin all along if he came back for the third film.
Favreau was replaced by Shane Black and is supposedly following the Extremis storyline, but it seems possible The Mandarin could be a part of it after all. Ben Kingsley was announced to be in final negotiations to play the villain, and speculation instantly started about him portraying The Mandarin.
“Insiders” have denied the claim, but now people are saying he may play some sort of amalgamated character who is indeed inspired by The Mandarin. We’ll have to wait and see, but this call sheet adds fuel to the fire.
Hopefully, I’ll have more information if I can make it to the auditions on the 21st.
Source : Star News Online