The Glens Falls Post Star takes us behind the scenes of a casting for an amusement park which included several DC roles:
Potential superheroes are captured in uniform, and photographs are sent off to DC Comics headquarters for approval.
Specific requirements apply for each of the superhero characters, according to a list available at the auditions.
Wonder Woman — who began her life as a child sculpted from clay — ought be as beautiful as Aphrodite and as wise as Athena and have the strength of Mother Earth, according to the description hand-out.
Batman must be at least 6 feet 2 inches tall and have a deep voice, fluid movement and good teeth.
And Robin, who stands a foot shorter than Batman, is noted for his attributes of being responsible, law-abiding and fearless, as Steven Dean, 18, of South Glens Falls learned.
Dean first played his trumpet for the interviewers, then he donned the costume of the DC Comics character for his shot at becoming Batman’s sidekick.
We foresee a rush for pitches on the adventures of trumpet-tooting Robin in the very near future.
Meanwhile Johanna points us to this disillusioning post that reveals that reality show WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO may have some decidedly scripted moments:
Well, it turns out that these might not really be “regular guys.” First, he found casting calls on internet sights looking for members of the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG). Then, when he contacted the casting director he was sent a letter saying that they’d already finished casting — and there were still audition stops left. Click here to read Scott’s whole post on this.