The next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Thor 2” is now in pre-production and the casting director in Los Angeles is getting ready to audition talent for new co-starring and supporting roles. The bulk of filming will take place in London, England with some additional filming in Los Angeles. There will also be auditions in London for principal acting roles. Extras, photo-doubles, and stand-ins will be hired in London and various areas of the United Kingdom. Filming on “Thor 2” will begin in August, 2012.
Returning for this second “Thor” installment is People’s Choice Award and Teen Choice Award nominee Chris Hemsworth as Thor; Academy Award winner Natalie Portman as Jane Foster; BAFTA Award nominee Tom Hiddleston as Loki; Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Heimdall; British actor Ray Stevenson as Volstagg; Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films nominee Jaimie Alexander as Sif; and Joshua Dallas as Fandral.
Primetime Emmy Award winning filmmaker Alan Taylor will direct “Thor 2” from a screenplay rewritten by Robert Rodat from original drafts by Don Payne, based on the Marvel Comics by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and Larry Lieber. Alan Taylor is highly respected for 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. “Thor” director 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.
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom.
The 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 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.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
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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.
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Chris Hemsworth – Thor
Natalie Portman – Jane Foster
Tom Hiddleston – Loki
Idris Elba – Heimdall
Jaimie Alexander – Sif
Ray Stevenson – Volstagg
Joshua Dallas as Fandral
The plot in “Thor 2” will will have a more Viking-influenced feel, where the Norse mythology grew from. The story is picking up where it left off in terms of Jane, who was only seen for a moment on a computer monitor in “The Avengers”, and also what’s been going on in the nine realms without the Asgardians being able to use the Bifrost. And while Loki has a part, there will be a different villain, another big villain in “Thor 2”.