A Decade At The Top Of Mainstream Cinema
♦ Over on Variety, they reported at the end of last week that, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Marvel Films, the studio assembled 80 of its stars and its filmmakers to appear in one huge photo. Here’s the details…
On 7 October last year, the group gathered in secret on the Atlanta set of Avengers: Infinity War for the photo to celebrate the last decade of the Marvel Comics Universe.
The star-studded list of superhero talent included Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Holland, Sean Gunn, Hannah John-Kamen, Zoe Saldana, Angela Bassett, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kurt Russell, Danai Gurira, William Hurt, Karen Gillan, Emily VanCamp, Tessa Thompson, Don Cheadle, Dave Bautista, Michael Peña, Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright, Laurence Fishburne, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Stan, Ty Simpkins, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Wong, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson and Jeff Goldblum.
Here’s the photo itself
And here’s a video about the photo being shot
In a clip released by Disney showing the behind-the-scenes of the photo shoot (above), Thor’s Hemsworth pointed out, “It felt like being at the Academy Awards or something. Every person had been in one or all of my favorite films.”
“There’s a ton of fan-boying and fan-girling going on in that room with each other,” Cheadle added, who has played War Machine in a number of Marvel films.
Iron Man’s Downey Jr., featured prominently in the class photo, said, “I literally am dead-center in the front row and I’m looking around going, ‘Any one of these people could be dead-centre.’”
The photo kicks off Marvel’s 10-Year Sweepstakes, which will take place across social media and last from 8 Feb to 15 March. A winner will be selected each week to receive an “Ultimate Marvel Fan Prize” package, which includes a visit to the Captain Marvel set and a tour of Marvel Studios.
Marvel is celebrating its most recent release Black Panther, hitting cinemas on 12 February in the UK and 16 February in the US, but the studio’s 10th anniversary will officially begin with the release of Avengers: Infinity War on 4 May in the US.