Marvel Stars Assemble for Epic Class Photo in Honor of 10th Anniversary

Marvel Studios The First Ten Years

In just three months, Avengers: Infinity War will release to the masses and mark the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

On Oct. 7, 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.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Marvel Studios has assembled more than 80 of the actors and filmmakers who have worked on the 18 films to date, and some of those yet to come.

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 were also part of the photo.

"It felt like being at the Academy Awards or something", Hemsworth says. "Every person had been in one or all of my favourite films", Hemsworth said. Downey, who led those films as Tony Stark / Iron Man, is front and centre of the photograph with Feige and Lee.

Almost $14 billion dollars later, Marvel is commemorating their first 10 years not only with the photo and behind-the-scenes video but with exclusive collectibles and events leading up to the May 4 release of Avengers: Infinity War.

From folks who helped launched the franchise, like Gwyneth Paltrow, to more recent additions like Karen Gillan, the entire photo features a whopping 79 actors and filmmakers who have been a part of the journey.

As part of the yearlong celebration, Marvel has launched a "10-Year Sweepstakes" for fans to take part on social media over a five-week period from February 8 to March 15, with each week featuring a different Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Not only did it include all-new footage from the upcoming Marvel Studios film, fans also got their first look at Captain America's new shield, thanks to the African nation of Wakanda.



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