Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel’s next big movie, will see the collection of almost every superhero in the Cinematic Universe up until this point — including newcomer Spider-Man.
Today at D23, Disney’s biennial conference, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige invited the various actors behind the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy to celebrate 10 years of Marvel and tease what’s to come.
To start the panel, Feige brought out actor Josh Brolin, who will play the terrifying Thanos in Infinity War; Paul Bettany (Vision); Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch); Karen Gillan (Nebula); Pom Klementieff (Mantis); Dave Bautista (Drax); Don Cheadle (War Machine); Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier); Anthony Mackie (Falcon); Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange); Tom Holland (Spider-Man); Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther); Mark Ruffalo (Hulk); Chris Hemsworth (Thor); Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr); and the film’s co-director, Joe Russo.
“It’s funny that Kevin and I figured all of this out at Randy’s Donuts while shooting Iron Man 2,” Downey joked once they were all assembled on stage.
The team then showed off a video highlighting all of the movies that have come out over the past 10 years, from the first Iron Man to May’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. On top of that, Feige introduced a new Marvel Studios logo that incorporates the number 10 to celebrate the film series’ first decade.
The reel ended with a first look at Avengers: Infinity War, which included Thor meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy in space, Spider-Man in a new suit and Iron Man taking on a petrifying Thanos. The full trailer, which is exclusive to D23-goers for now, should hopefully premiere publicly at San Diego Comic-Con.
Up until now, Marvel hasn’t said much or shown any footage from the film, beyond a short clip released in February that introduced the plot and some behind-the-scenes moments. We know that Infinity War will focus on the Infinity Stones, which were first seen in Captain America: The First Avenger.
In February’s clip, Feige said Infinity War caps off everything Marvel has done for the past decade.
“Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, as started in May of 2008 with Iron Man 1,” Feige said. “It really is an unprecedented culmination of a series of films interlinked together.”
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018.