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The Infinity War cast talks finally crossing over in a new behind-the-scenes featurette

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Apr 11, 2018

If you thought the promotional saturation for Avengers: Infinity War was intense already, just brace for impact, because the next two weeks are going to be packed wall-to-wall with all manner of teasers for Marvel's biggest movie ever.

In additon to all the TV spots, posters, talk show appearances, merchandise and various other promos for the film, Marvel is also dropping a few featurettes to get us excited. Yesterday a video arrived celebrating a decade of Marvel Studios and its fans, and now a new featurette has dropped celebrating a decade's worth of Avengers casting, from the original hero Robert Downey Jr. to newcomers like Danai Gurira. 

Even though we've known for a very long time now that almost every major Marvel Cinematic Universe hero (and quite a few of the minor ones) would show up at some point in Infinity War, it's still kind of stunning to see them all assembled in both finished and behind-the-scenes footage. In this featurette, many of the actors discuss sharing that feeling, and enjoying the moment when they finally all got to cross over into one movie.

"Hanging out with everyone on the set is one of the best parts of this job, actually, because it does have this kind of large extended family feel," Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula, said.

There are a few snippets of new footage from the film, including fight scenes on Wakanda and one of the most delightful Star-Lord moments ever (which is saying something), but most of the featurette is focused on the actors themselves. We get Gwyneth Paltrow talking about the friendship she shares with Iron Man co-stars Downey and Jon Favreau, Mark Ruffalo praising "the godfather" Robert Downey Jr. for sticking with the MCU for long, and Downey himself talking about how he "lucked out" in landing a role that would take him this far. We also get some playful ribbing, courtesy of Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch.

"I had a bit of a bucket list. I wanted to work with [Chris] Pratt, because I thought he'd be good fun," Cumberbatch said. "Proven completely wrong on that front. He was arduous, and boring, and not particularly funny."

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27. Check out the cast having some fun on set below.