March 10, 2011

Avengers, and Skrulls, and Kree...Oh MY!

Well, it appears that the Avengers movie might be subtitled: "The Kree/Skrull War." The predominant theory I had been hearing that the villains were the Hulk being controlled by Thor's half-brother Loki. I did also hear rumblings about Skrulls, but more as setting things up for future movies. So honestly, I don't know what to make of any of this.

Since the origins of the heroes have been set with the individual movies as well as their recruitment into the S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Avengers Initiative, I guess being thrust into an interstellar conflict for the first movie would make sense. But does it feel rushed? I don't know. The Hulk/Loki idea is straight from the comic's origin, but is Marvel shooting for something greater?

From an alleged casting sheet that Screenrant obtained...

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.


Extras Casting

All Locations:

Maryellen Aviano
“The Avengers” Extras Casting Coordinator
1000 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201

Writer/Director:

Joss Whedon

Starring:

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

Story:

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.

What do you guys think?