The eighth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – “Thor: The Dark World” – is now in pre-production and the casting directors in Los Angeles and London are auditioning talent for co-starring and supporting roles. The bulk of filming will take place in London, with some additional filming in Los Angeles. Extras, photo-doubles, and stand-ins will be hired in London and various areas of the United Kingdom, as well as in Los Angeles. Filming on “Thor: The Dark World” will run from September 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.
People’s Choice Award and Teen Choice Award nominee Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor; Academy Award winner Natalie Portman as Jane Foster; Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins as Odin; BAFTA Award nominee Tom Hiddleston as Loki; Screen Actors Guild Award and Teen Choice Award nominee Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig; Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Heimdall; British actor Ray Stevenson as Volstagg; Screen Actors Guild Award and MTV Movie Award nominee Rene Russo as Frigga. “Chuck” star Zachary Levi has been cast as Fandrel, due to Joshua Dallas exiting the role.
Primetime Emmy Award winning filmmaker Alan Taylor will direct “Thor 2” from a screenplay written by Robert Rodat, original drafts by Don Payne based on the Marvel Comics by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and Larry Lieber. Alan Taylor was hired because of his outstanding directorial work on HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. His other credits include “Sex and the City,” “Lost,” “The Sopranos,” and “Mad Men”. Prior to the studio signing Alan Taylor, Patty Jenkins was set to direct “Thor” but left the project in December 2011, citing “creative differences”.
Marvel Studios Co-Presidents Louis D’Esposito and Kevin Feige will executive produce and produce respectively, along with Marvel Comics President and CEO of Publishing Alan Fine. Kenneth Branagh, who is a five time Academy Award nominee in the categories of acting, directing, and writing, will also produce “Thor 2” along with comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, the legendary Stan Lee.
Current Extras Casting Needs
• Men and Women with Military experience aged 18 to 50.
• Have had military experience, either Territorial or regular.
• You must be able to march in formation.
• Any ethnicity.
Must be generally available between September and December in London and the South East of England. To be considered, please register at the following website:
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom.
The 2013 London Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions the United Kingdom:
• London Child Actor Information
• London Child Actor Chaperone Information
• London Bylaws on the Employment of Children
• London Child Stage Performance Application Form
• London Child Work Permit Application
• United Kingdom Foreign Actors Visa Information
• United Kingdom Entertainer Visitor Application Form
• United Kingdom Employment Application Form
In addition to the following London Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• London Casting Directors List
• London Extras Casting Directors List
• London Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• London Actors Headshot Photographers
• United Kingdom Acting Schools
• London Performers Unions and Organizations
• Miscellaneous London Actors Resources
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides
The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Sarah Halley Finn
Sarah Finn Company
588 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
PO Box 22477
London W6 0GT
317-321 Latimer Rd.
London W10 6RA
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818)562-2755
Do not send photos to Central Casting.
You must register in person.
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
135 W 50th Street
New York, NY 10016
Walt Disney Pictures
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-3400
Asgard Productions II UK Ltd
Pinewood Road, Iver Heath
Iver SL0 0NH
Middx TW17 0QD
Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Various locations in and around London, England, UK.
Chris Hemsworth – Thor
Natalie Portman – Jane Foster
Zachary Levi – Fandrel
Tom Hiddleston – Loki
Anthony Hopkins – Odin
Idris Elba – Heimdall
Jaimie Alexander – Sif
Rene Russo – Frigga
Stellan Skarsgård – Erik Selvig
Kat Dennings – Darcy Lewis
Ray Stevenson – Volstagg
Christopher Eccleston – Malekith the Accursed
The plot will take Thor literally to other worlds. It will primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster and how the new dynamic with his father is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds. There are rumors that the plot will include Fire Demons of Musphellheim, and/or Dark Elves of Svartalfheim.