Thousands Show Up For Casting Call

IRON MAN 3 In Search of Twins; Thousands Show Up For Casting Call In North Carolina

With Joss Whedon's The Avengers spectacle signed, sealed, and delivered, Marvel Studios is gearing up for "phase two" of their cinematic universe, kicking off with the production of Iron Man 3. Under the working title Caged Heat, a casting call was recently held at the Crabtree Valley Mall of Raleigh, NC, where thousands lined up from outside the mall and around the building. While the casting call previously called for extras of Chinese and Middle Eastern descents, additionally, the latest one is open to identical twins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Gwyneth Paltrow (Virginia Potts), and Don Cheadle (Col. James Rhodes), with Ben Kingsley in "final negotiations" for an undisclosed villain role, Iron Man 3 is inspired by the first half of Iron Man (2008), according to producer Kevin Feige, in that they’re "metaphorically" putting Tony back in the cave. "He’s stripped of everything, back against a wall, and has nothing but his intelligence to get him out." Under Shane Black's direction, the third Iron Man installment is slated for release on May 3, 2013!

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