Marvel Studios ‘Black Panther’ schedules open casting call


Marvel Studios ‘Black Panther’ schedules open casting call for Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Marvel Studios will begin shooting on the live-action film in January, 2017. Filming will continue through May, 2017. Production will be taking place in Atlanta, GA with additional filming in Africa. All actors, extras, stand-ins and crew members must have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in Atlanta, GA and in the United States. Details about the open casting call and how to also submit by email are posted below. Note: This film is using the working title “Motherland”.

“Black Panther” is the eighteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the sixth installment of Phase Three. The film will center on T’Challa, the Black Panther, former king of Wakanda, one of the most technologically advanced nations on Earth. He is among the top intellects of the world, a veteran Avenger, and a member of the Illuminati. Using his powers and abilities, he has pledged his fortune, powers, and life to the service of all mankind. The plot will see T’Challa seek help from his personal body guards, the Dora Milaje, led by Okoye. Black Panther’s leadership is being threatened by two foes that come together, and so Black Panther gets the help of the CIA and the Dora Milajei to try to defeat the enemy.

Starring in “Black Panther” is Saturn Award winner Danai Gurira as Okoye, two-time Black Reel Awards nominee Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, and Golden Globe Award nominee Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue/Klaw. Also joining the cast are Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, CinemaCon Award winner Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Golden Globe Award nominee Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, and Florence Kasumba as Ayo.

Two-time Black Reel Awards winner Ryan Coogler will direct “Black Panther” from an adapted screenplay written by himself and Joe Robert Cole, based on characters by Hugo Awards nominees Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. Lisa Satriano is 1st assistant director. AFI Award winner Kevin Feige will oversee production for Marvel Studios. Gold Lion Award winner Jeffrey Chernov will serve as line producer. Production manager is Helen Pollak. “Black Panther” is scheduled to be released in theaters on February 16, 2018. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will handle domestic and international distribution.

Black Panther Open Casting Call Details

The following open casting call is being conducted by Tammy Smith Casting. This is for adults only at this time, with future casting calls for children to be announced. There is no experience required to be considered, and there are no costs or fees whatsoever to attend the open casting calls, or to be considered. Specific pay rates will be discussed at the open calls, however Tammy Smith has mentioned that the pay will be approximately $100 per day and up. All actors, extras, stand-ins, photo-doubles and crew members are required to be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in Atlanta and in the United States.

The majority of extras that are hired, must be local and/or able to work/stay in the Greater Atlanta Area as a local hire (on their own). They ARE, however, open to email submissions from distant places, for consideration, especially in the event that you are an outstanding type that they really need.

The following types are welcome to attend the open casting calls:

• AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN AND WOMAN AGES 18 TO 90 – To portray population of the African nation of “Wakanda”, Black Panther’s homeland. People with heritage from ANY African nation are welcome. The film especially needs the following (not required): African style drummers, martial artists, MMA, boxing, wrestling, military/weapons handling/knives, stick fighting, and fitness trained athletic types. ***(ELDERS too, please!!- They can offer to pay for a family member to drive them if hired). Casting for other types of people will be posted at a later date.

WARDROBE: Please show up wearing a good look for the photos that will be taken of any of the following – African wardrobe, Afropunk looks, tribal looks, or just show up in a neutral color tank top and form fitted shorts, capris, leggings, etc.

Notes: Tattoos and piercings ARE welcome. Hair styles will vary and shaved heads (both men and women) will also be needed.


6305 Crescent Drive NW
Norcross, GA 30071
Click here for directions.
Use the truck entrance gate and follow the “Open Casting Call” signs.


Saturday, November 5, 2016
Sunday, November 6th

11:00am – 6:00pm both days.

Only attend one of the dates.

If you are unable to attend the above open casting calls, please follow these instructions:

1. Please send 3 or 4 photos. ALL PHOTOS should be CURRENT photos and CLEAR (in focus, not blurry).
2. Please take photos in front of a neutral background and in good light (avoid being backlit, etc..)
3. Please send NON-SMILING options as well as SMILING options for your photos.
– 1 photo from the chest or shoulders up…a “face” photo
– 1 photo from the knees up or full length
– a 3rd or 4th photo, if possible, of you dressed “looking the part” for what you are submitting for!
– you are welcome to send a few more photos to be sure, but please no more than 5 or 6 total.
5. HAIR- current color/length and facial hair in your photos only!!! Do NOT send photos of a hair style or look that you don’t currently have!!

Always include the following info in all submissions, in a LIST format in the body of your email. Please also make sure you put the correct SUBJECT, IN the subject line of your submission email, as listed under each type needed. This is key for your email to go into the right folder on our end.

NAME (this should be your FULL legal name that matches your photo ID)
PHONE NUMBER (s) (XXX-XXX-XXXX format please)
EMAIL ADDRESS (yes, please list in the body of your email, to verify)
CITY & STATE (where you live/where you will be coming from!)
(NOTE: IF YOU ARE FROM FARTHER than a few hours away from the greater Atlanta area, please list/note if you have a LOCAL PLACE TO STAY.
SIZES (Men: Jacket, collar, sleeve, waist, inseam, and shoe. Women: Dress size, bust/bra/cup, pants, waist, shoe)

-and LIST the following if applicable –


Please list if you have experience in/as :
Drummers (African style)
Martial Arts/MMA
Military/weapons/knife handling
Fitness Trained/Athletics

Note: List any Tattoos and piercings (where, how large, etc.) Hair styles will vary and shaved heads, both men and women, are needed as well.

-and –

IF you have a resume or acting or set experience, please list briefly, or attach a resume, IF you have one. Experience is not mandatory, but it is good to know (and helpful for certain types and scenes!)

Please make sure you put the correct SUBJECT, IN the subject line of your submission email, as listed under each type needed. Otherwise, your email will go to the wrong place in the casting office email folders!



Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)

Black Panther Casting
Jason B. Stamey
Sarah Finn Co.
588 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004


Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Extras Casting

Tammy Smith Casting
2870 Peachtree Rd. #818
Atlanta, GA 30305

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).

Kimoyo Productions
175 Lakewood Way SW
Stage 6, Level 1
Atlanta, GA 30315

Marvel Studios
500 South Buena Vista Street
MC 3301
Burbank, CA 91521

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Team Disney Building
Burbank, CA 91521


Kevin Feige

Line Producer:

Jeffrey Chernov


Ryan Coogler
Joe Robert Cole

Production Manager:

Helen Pollak


Ryan Coogler

1st Assistant Director:

Lisa Satriano


Danai Gurira – Okoye
Chadwick Boseman – T’Challa/Black Panther
Martin Freeman – Everett K. Ross
Michael B. Jordan – Erik Killmonger
Forest Whitaker – Zuri
Lupita Nyong’o – Nakia
Daniel Kaluuya – W’Kabi
Andy Serkis – Ulysses Klaue/Klaw
Florence Kasumba – Ayo


T’Challa, prince of Wakanda, must rise to take the mantle of the Black Panther after his father, the king T’Chaka, is treacherously killed.


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In 2002, B became interested in working on committees at the Screen Actors Guild, and has served on the Background Actors Committee and the Native American Committee and is a parent of two young daughters.

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