Marvel's Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and other superheroes assemble for epic 10-year anniversary class photo

FP Staff

Feb,10 2018 11:15:32 IST

Marvel has already assembled a mammoth cast for its next Avengers film, Infinity War, and now all the stars who played different parts in its Cinematic Universe over the last decade got together for group photo of epic scale.

Marvel Studios unveiled the class photo on its official Twitter handles as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of Iron Man, which virtually kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Over the years, the multi billion-dollar franchise has delivered blockbusters films, including the first ever superhero assemble film The Avengers in 2012.

Marvel Studios “The First Ten Years” Class Photo Front Row L to R: Sean Gunn (Kraglin), Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost), Director Scott Derrickson, Executive Producer Trinh Tran, Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), EVP, Physical Production Victoria Alonso, Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Director/Actor Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Executive Producer/Writer Stan Lee, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Co-President of Marvel Studios Louis D’Esposito, Kurt Russell (Ego), Danai Gurira (Okoye), William Hurt (Thaddeus Ross), Director Alan Taylor, Karen Gillan (Nebula), Executive Producer Brad Winderbaum, Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Director Louis Letterier Second Row L to R: Director Jon Watts, Casting Director Sarah Finn, Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), VP, Physical Production David Grant, Don Cheadle (War Machine), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Director James Gunn, Dave Bautista (Drax), Michael Peña (Luis), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Evangeline Lilly (Wasp), Director Joe Russo, Director Anthony Russo, Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Director Joss Whedon, Paul Bettany (Vision), VP, Physical Production Mitchell Bell, Frank Grillo (Crossbones), Director Anna Boden, Director Ryan Fleck, Letitia Wright (Shuri), Editor Jeffrey Ford Third Row L to R: Director Peyton Reed, Laurence Fishburne (Dr. Bill Foster), Linda Cardellini (Laura Barton), Executive Producer Jonathan Schwartz, Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Ty Simpkins (Harley Keener), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), Executive Producer Stephen Broussard, Director Ryan Coogler, Michelle Pfeiffer (Janet van Dyne), Executive Producer Jeremy Latcham, Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Exe

Marvel Studios "The First Ten Years" Class Photo. Marvel

The photo shoot happened on 7 October last year in Atlanta, Georgia on the set of Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War and it even featured Brie Larson, who will make her MCU debut with Captain Marvel.

The photo featured actors 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.

Some of those who worked behind the camera to create the Marvel films were also featured. These include Stan Lee, James Gunn and Ryan Coogler.

Emily VanCamp, Tessa Thompson, Don Cheadle, Dave Bautista, Michael Pea, 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.

However, Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Bradley Cooper (the voice of Rocket Raccoon), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Idris Elba (Heimdall) and Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson) could not be a part of the photo due to various reasons.

In a clip released by Disney showing the behind-the-scenes of the photo shoot, Thor actor Hemsworth said: "It felt like being at the Academy Awards or something. Every person had been in one or all of my favourite films."

"There's a ton of fan-boying and fan-girling going on in that room with each other," added Cheadle, who has played War Machine in a number of Marvel films.

Iron Man star Downey Jr, who features prominently in the class photo, said: "I literally am dead-centre in the front row and I'm looking around going, ‘Any one of these people could be dead-centre'."

The photograph starts Marvel's 10-Year Sweepstakes, which will take place across social media and last from 8 February 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.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Feb 10, 2018 11:45 AM