2nd May 2008, the date 'Iron Man' hit US cinemas also marked the birth of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 10 years and more than $13.5 billion worth of box office success later, has come the time to celebrate the studio's success. What better way to do so than together?
Marvel have released the above family photo taken on the set of 'Avengers: Infinity War' last October. 79 people came together in order celebrate the first 10 years of UCM and to make the photo possible. In the following video you can see see just a handful of the stars who were present as well as hear what they thought of the commemoration.
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 & Jeff Goldblum can all be seen in the photo. Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stan Lee, Scott Derrickson, Trinh Tran, Alan Taylor, Brad Winderbaum, Louis Letterrier, 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 & Craig Kyle joined them. What a shame we weren't there to witness the event for ourselves!
Whilst the festivities are well underway, Marvel have announced a huge competition for its fans Stateside. The winner will be rewarded with a visit to the set of 'Captain Marvel', tickets to the 'Infinity War' premiere and a Marvel studios tour. For the rest of us however, we'll have to make do with counting down to 'Black Panther''s arrival in cinemas. The production is set to hit the UK on 13th February. 'Infinity War' will arrive on 27th April.