Marvel’s New ‘Blade’ Movie Launches Cleveland Extras


The Marvel Cinematic Universe is well known for filming much of its content in and around Atlanta. But Cleveland has hosted its fair share of Marvel heroes and villains, especially in 2012 The Avengerswho used the city as a mock Manhattan for his climactic Battle of New York.

Now Ohio’s lakeside metropolis will serve as the backdrop for scenes in the upcoming MCU Blade reboot with Mahershala Ali. And like WKYC reports, casting directors are currently using extras. All adults between the ages of 18 and 100 are welcome to apply, provided they are legally eligible to work in the United States (they also plan to cast children, but have not yet released details.)

Filming dates are Monday, November 14 through Tuesday, November 22, though not everyone is guaranteed to be booked for all of them. The gig pays $92 a day, with an additional overtime rate if you exceed eight hours, which appears to be the case. According to the listing via Angela Boehm Casting, shoots last around 10 to 12 hours. You will also need to be available for a costume fitting (which pays an additional $23) between Friday, October 14 and Friday, November 4; and the production requires everyone to take a COVID test (which pays $50) within two days of any editing or filming date.

As for what type of costume you would wear or what type of role you would play, that remains to be seen. The film has a director (Mughal Mowgliby Bassam Tariq); a screenwriter (Stacy Osei-Kuffour of watchmen celebrity); at least some actors (including Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre); and one release date (Friday, November 3, 2023). But despite all that, Marvel has yet to reveal anything about the movie itself. That said, the casting call mentions that Blade “takes place in a past time period” and clarifies that hairstyles, facial hair, eyebrows, and other appearance-related details are very specific. (For example, the men apparently didn’t shave their heads during the “past period” in which the film is set.) Some extras may also be asked to drive the production’s “vintage stick-shift cars.” .

Along with asking for personal information and sizing details, the app also asks you to submit a head and full body photo. Learn more about applying here.

[h/t WKYC]


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