Last month, it was confirmed that the superhero sequel Iron Man 3 will be shooting in Wilmington, North Carolina's EUE/Screen Gems facility. Today we have word that Premier Casting is seeking 1,000 extras for Iron Man 3. Take a look at the recent announcement below.

"Received an email this morning. Iron Man 3 will use about 1,000 extras during the film and there will be over 550 crew jobs and will be shooting from May 2012 until January 2013 with a Memorial Day weekend release in 2013."

Our report from October indicated that the sequel will begin moving into the North Carolina studio in early 2012, though now we know exactly when shooting will begin. Premier Casting is looking for men, women, and children of all ages, shapes, and sizes for the shoot. If you live in North Carolina and are interested in becoming a part of the Iron Man 3 production, you can CLICK HERE.

Shane Black is directing Iron Man 3 from a script by Drew Pearce, with Robert Downey Jr. returning as Tony Stark.

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