Marvel Studios has truly knocked it out of the park with Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe this year. 2016 gave us one of the biggest fight sequences in cinematic history with “Captain America: Civil War” and the well received “Doctor Strange“.
After accomplishing a stellar feat, Marvel is about to embark on it’s biggest project yet. Although production for “Avengers: Infinity War” will officially begin in January 2017, plot details have been scarce, but we now have a confirmation of the core cast.
Thanks to a new casting call for “Avengers: Infinity War” courtesy of Movie Casting Call, an extensive cast list was released, featuring most of the major Marvel Cinematic Universe characters that will be uniting in a common fight against Thanos. The production was looking for men and women of various ages to play extras in the film.
As expected, everyone from The Avengers are listed on the casting call. We’ve got Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, Sebastian Stan, and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as new heroes Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Wong (Benedict Wong), and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
While it’s been heavily speculated that Brie Larson will make her debut as Captain Marvel in “Infinity War”, before her first solo movie comes out, this is the first true statement confirming the news. The question is – will the Oscar winner appear as Carol Danvers before she gets her powers, or as a fully powered hero? Since her solo adventure is dealing with her origins, fans shouldn’t expect her to suit up just yet.
Joining Larson’s character and the rest of The Avengers is none other than the Guardians of the Galaxy, which confirms the crossover we’ve previously mentioned. According to the casting notice, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper are all going to be in it; even Karen Gillan as Nebula.
The cast of “Avengers: Infinity War” is pretty much expected; no real surprises there. However, it appears that there’s one very important Marvel superhero that’s missing in the casting list. You guessed right, it’s Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
So why sidelined Spider-Man for this massive adventure? Sean O’Connell reasons that perhaps “the deal with Marvel and Sony truly is a film-by-film basis and maybe Sony has not signed off on Spidey sharing additional screen time in a Marvel movie like ‘Avengers: Infinity War'”.
Having said that, there’s still plenty of time to speculate as production for “Avengers: Infinity War” is just getting underway. There’s a huge possibility that Spider-Man could appear in the current untitled “Avengers 4”.
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