It’s been a decade since the Marvel Cinematic Universe made a big jet propulsed foot print with that red and gold superhero who sold all of his weapons manufacturing capabilities in a movie where he also fought Jeff Bridges — Iron Man. Was that the best way to describe Iron Man? Probably not, but the blockbuster revolution that — for better or for worse — changed the way studios look at cinema. Shared universes came in their wake and got left behind as Marvel continued to grow and grow and grow, with an effort that will culminate in this summer’s “Avengers: Infinity War."
The actors who’ve starred in the Marvel films have been an eclectic breed. We’ve had our hunks — our Chris Hemsworth's, our Chris Evans — we’ve had our dramatic actors — Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o — and my favorite… character actors. Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffallo, Martin Freeman, and Daniel Kaluuya! Oh heck yeah.
Well, Marvel celebrated 10 years of powerful genre film performances with a photo featuring Marvel Universe co-creator Stan Lee, film producer Kevin Feige and… every starring actor and filmmaker who has ever appeared or helped create in a Marvel movie. Check them out in a photo above. They are — as SlashFilm so helpfully pointed out —
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— Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stan Lee, Scott Derrickson, Trinh Tran, Alan Taylor, Brad Winderbaum, Louis Letterier, Jon Watts, Sarah Finn, James Gunn, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Joss Whedon, David Grant, Mitchell Bell, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Jeffrey Ford, Peyton Reed, Jonathan Schwartz, Stephen Broussard, Ryan Coogler, Jeremy Latcham, Nate Moore, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Taika Waititi, Erik Carroll, Ryan Meinerding and Craig Kyle.
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