Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is looking for drummers, MMA fighters & more

10.26.16 1 month ago

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We're super excited for Marvel to bring Black Panther to the big screen in his solo film and very interested to see what Wakanda looks like. As it turns out, you might be able to help with that. A new casting call is looking for extras.

Chadwick Boseman is set to reprise the role he debuted in Captain America: Civil War and will be joined by Michael B. Jordan, playing villain Erik Killmonger, and Lupita Nyong'o who recently revealed she's playing Nakia, one of the Dora Milaje. The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira is playing the leader of the Dora Milaje.

The most recent additions to the cast added Rogue One's Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba but next could be you.

ComicBook.com spotted the open casting call sheet which tells us filming will start in January of 2017 and go through May. The casting call itself will take place in Norcross, Georgia on November 5-6. And Tammy Smith Casting is looking for a lot of different folks.

The sheet says they need “African Men and Women, ages 18 to 90 (bring your elders too, please!!). We need to populate our African nation of 'Wakanda' in the movie…people with heritage from any of the African nations are welcome.” They say tattoos and piercings are welcome, as are shaved heads on both men and women, and to come dressed in “African wardrobe, Afropunk looks, tribal looks, or just come in a neutral color tank top and form fitted shorts, capris, leggings, etc.”

But besides just background extras, it appears they're looking for a few other specific non-speaking roles. The listing explains they're looking for “drummers (African style), martial arts/MMA, boxing, wrestling, military/weapons/knife handling, stick-fighting, and fitness trained/athletic types.”

Think you fit the type? Check out all the details on the casting page. It's a paid gig, but they reminded interested parties “The majority of extras we hire, must be local and/or able to work/stay in the Greater Atlanta as a local hire (on their own). We ARE, however, open to submissions from distant places, for consideration, especially in the event that you are an outstanding type that we really need!!!”

Writer of the Black Panther film, Joe Robert Cole, has previously described how they're approaching the fictional land: “[Africa has] so many countries, each of them with different histories, mythologies, and cultures but what we tried to do was hone in on some of the history, some of the cultural influences and then extrapolate out in our technology, extrapolate out in how we see Wakanda and the different parts of the country and the culture of the country as well.”

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