If there are any Marvel superfans near Detroit, then this super cool opportunity might interest you. A talent company is hosting an open call for a new movie starring three major Avengers stars. Sebastian Stan is in talks to star in the film!
Sebastian Stan, who played Bucky in several films, Josh Brolin, who starred as the formidable Thanos, and Don Cheadle, who lent his talents to the role of James Rhodes/War Machine have all been in talks to star in the movie.
The movie, Kill Switch, will be set in 1950s Detroit. The talent agency mentioned that anyone with a "look" that would fit well into this era should go to the casting call on March 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don't come in costume though! They want to see your natural self.
You can register in advance here. Click "Register Now" from the drop-down menu and fill out your information. Once you get to step two, check the box that says "FREE registration for an extra in 1950 movie."
Extras will be paid for their time on set. Getting to hang out at a movie set and get paid for it? Sign us up.
They are only casting individuals aged 18 and up.
Filming will start on April 1 and continue through Memorial Day on May 25.
Open Call for Extras for Kill Switch
When: March 1, 2020 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: Southfield Marriott, 27033 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI
Why You Need To Go: If you've ever wanted to say that you were in a movie, this is your chance. To top it off, the movie has some awesome Marvel stars.
An island in the Detroit River is home to a ton of history and lots of fun things to do right outside the city. Belle Isle Park is our own little slice of natural splendor without having to leave the concrete jungle. One of the most exciting spots is the aquarium, which is the oldest in the country.
The aquarium's architecture is what's the most striking about the place. It stands next to the sparkling glass domes that make up the conservatory.
The front is a very intimidating facade with intricate carvings and on the inside, you're met with an unexpected burst of color.
The ceiling is covered in green tiles that seem to glow — it feels like you've stepped into an exclusive underground club. You can almost feel the guests of 100 years ago walking along with you.
Built in 1905, it was the third-largest aquarium in the U.S. at the time. Today, it's the oldest aquarium in the entire country.
Parking and admission are free; however, a recreation passport is required to enter the island in a car. You can purchase those at the entrance or get the pass added to your license plate when you renew your registration.
Under the aquarium is a speakeasy that was in business during the Prohibition Era. As if this place wasn't cool enough, there's an underground club that used to let people party their hearts out.
The speakeasy is only open to the public during certain special events so make sure to look out for an opportunity to check it out.
Outside of the aquarium itself, there is a koi pond that is filled with fish annually. In the past, Belle Isle has had a springtime celebration for them.
The greenhouse is in the domed building and houses plants in five different climates. Once you've had a full day of enjoying nature, you can head to a hidden bar in the area.
Belle Isle Aquarium
Price: Parking and admission to the exhibit are free; however, you do need an $11 recreation passport to enter the island in a car.
Hours: Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Address: 3 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit, MI
Why You Need To Go: If you have a free Saturday or Sunday, this is the perfect little day trip that's close to the city. It's a gorgeous piece of history that will bring you joy and make you feel closer to the spirit of Detroit.
Restaurants are usually the first things people research when they're traveling to a new city and the Motor City has a ton of amazing eateries, but if you want Detroit food that speaks to the culture, this list is for you. There are a lot of styles of food and types of desserts that were invented right here and remain close to the hearts of Detroiters. If you start drinking with someone from the Mitten state, be prepared for them to start arguing with you about their best hot takes on coney dogs.
Burger @ Mallie's Sports Bar
Cuisine: American Bar Food
Address: 19400 Northline Rd., Southgate, MI
Why You Need To Go: This ten-pound burger is absolutely legendary around here. This bar got into the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest burger available for commercial consumption.
Cuisine: Coney Island classics like coney dogs and Greek salad
Address: 118 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI
Why You Need To Go: Coney dogs are a part of Detroit. You can't go two blocks without seeing a Coney Island, but Lafayette Coney is a true staple. It's in the center of downtown and has some of the best chili in the city.
Why You Need To Go: A Boston cooler is basically a root beer float except with Vernor's pop, which is a soda that is invented and manufactured in Detroit. It tastes a bit like ginger ale and is absolutely delicious with ice cream mixed in.