With production already well underway on Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, Man of Steel, fansite Superman Homepage has turned up what is said to be an open casting call for the Vancouver Island area. Included with the casting sheet is the following synopsis:
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone's imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as "Superman," not only to shine as the world's last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
Filming in Vancouver is said to be taking place from September 21 until January 20, 2012. The call is for both men and women, "Especially… older character faces and those who could be passed off as loggers for Nanaimo and commercial fishermen in Ucluelet."
If you're a legal Canadian resident and would like to sign up to appear in the film as an extra, further details of the casting are as follows:
The Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Entertainment, and Legendary Pictures feature film "Man of Steel" will be holding open casting calls in Nanaimo and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. The film is seeking local people to work as background artists in scenes to be filmed in early October. This is fully paid work. There will be some casting for speaking roles in Vancouver, however this open casting call is for extras only.
No children are required for Nanaimo, some are required for Ucluelet, with accompaniment by a legal guardian. All applicants must be legal residents of Canada. The time commitment would be a day or two.
Coast Bastion Hotel Benson Room 11 Bastion Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H9, Canada
Saturday August 20, 2011 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Black Rock Ocean Front Resort 596 Marine Drive Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0, Canada
Sunday August 21, 2011 2:00pm – 6:00pm
If you can not attend one of the open casting calls, you can submit a photo and contact information by emailing it to: Movieextrasearch@shaw.ca
Put "Autumn Frost Extras" in the subject line of your email.
Man of Steel is planned for release on June 14, 2013.