The Avengers In Search Of 'Airmen' As Extras In Wilmington, Ohio!

<i>The Avengers</i> In Search Of 'Airmen' As Extras In Wilmington, Ohio!

An apparent casting call for an actual airbase to appear as extras on Marvel's highly-anticipated The Avengers reveals a new filming location in Wilmington, Ohio & role specifics.

Filming is progressing for Marvel's highly-anticipated superhero extravaganza The Avengers, not only with a potential "New Mexico" set visit for specified media sites, but a new casting call sent to an airbase in Wilmington, Ohio. According to SHH user OB12, the following was emailed:

Marvel Studios will be filming portions of “The Avengers” in Wilmington, Ohio and is looking for interested Wright-Patterson Airmen to appear as extras. They are looking for approximately 50 males to portray Navy Carrier deck crew, Carrier maintenance crew and a few pilots. The scenes will be shot Aug. 1-4 in Wilmington on a simulated Aircraft Carrier deck.

The film is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name and stars Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Cobie Smulders. It is due to release in May 2012.

Extras will be paid $80 for 8 hours and time & 1/2 after 8 hours. Catered meals are included. If you’re asked to do anything beyond extra work, your pay will be adjusted.

This film is a DoD-supported film via the U.S. Army Entertainment Office, but your participation is purely voluntary. You must have your supervisor’s permission, fill out the IMT AF Form 3902 for Off-Duty Employment and be in leave status. Permissive TDY is not authorized.

If you are interested, send the following information to the Marvel Extras Casting e-mail: [email protected]

Please include:
*CURRENT picture
*phone # (s)
*height & weight
*jacket size
*shirt neck & sleeve
*pant waist & inseam
*military status/base & any special skills/training

A "simulated Aircraft Carrier deck?" Of course, that must be the SHIELD Helicarrier. It's great to know they're looking for experienced men, rather than locals. What do you think?

Marvel's The Avengers picks up when an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security. And Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. With director Joss Whedon at it's helm, and an ensemble cast including Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Chris Hemsworth (Thor Odinson), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff), Clark Gregg (Agt. Phil Coulson), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), with Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and Stellan Skarsgard (Professor Erik Selvig), the film releases worldwide May 4, 2012!
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