New Details From “Black Panther” Casting

A recent casting call was handed out for Marvel’s “Black Panther” film which indicates the production is currently searching for a number of different types of Wakanda characters with actors of Korean and Filipino descent specifically being sought.

Georgia Casting Calls posted the listing last week which sought an actor for a CIA agent style role – clean cut men and women of all ethnicities between the ages of 30-50 whom have real weapons experience to shoot scenes at the end of January.

No specific details were given about what scenes these characters will be used in, but CIA characters in the film suggests some of the action will take place outside the fictional nation of Wakanda where the film is set.

Marvel is also seeking men and women with heritage from any African nation between the ages of 18-90 to populate the background of the film. This includes African style drummers, African boys and girls between the ages of 6-17, and extras with experience in martial arts, MMA, wrestling, combat and athletics.

There’s also a deliberate call for Korean and Filipino roles between the ages of 18-80 and “ranging from wealthy types to all types for a street /market scene”. Those scenes will be shot in the greater Atlanta area in late January or early February.

Ryan Coogler is helming the film which is targeting an early 2018 release.