Marvel unleashes amazing 10th anniversary MCU class photo and making-of video

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Nov 11, 2019, 1:51 PM EST (Updated)

Vanity Fair's massive spreads have nothing on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


In honor of MCU's 10th anniversary celebration, Marvel has released an epic "class photo" and special behind-the-scenes video of an instantly iconic photo shoot that happened in October, bringing all the Hollywood stars who've ever appeared in its blockbusters together in the same room for the first time.



As you can see by the end result, it's a mega-gathering to rival an Oscar party, and includes the superhero talent who've made Marvel Studios the box office behemoth it is today.


The shoot took place in Atlanta on Oct. 7 for what was purported to be an under-wraps event to mark the decade-long milestone (and no doubt it was a challenge making everyone's schedules work!). But it wasn't that secret though, as evidenced by a pair of Facebook Live videos Mark Ruffalo, aka The Hulk, shared that offered up a sneak peak of the all-star assembly.


Front and center in the MCU class photo is the man who started it all with the massive success of 2008's  Iron Man — Mr. Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr. He's flanked by Marvel Studios president and visionary Kevin Feige and, of course, the comic book legend without whom there'd be no Marvel in the first place: Stan Lee.


Surrounding them are a host of original Marvel stalwarts like Downey's fellow Avengers stars — Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, and Samuel L. Jackson, along with Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hayley Atwell, and all the Guardians of the Galaxy cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista. There's also the newcomers to Marvel such as Thor: Ragnarok's Tessa Thompson and Jeff Goldblum, Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman, Guardians' Kurt Russell, and Ant-Man and The Wasp's Michelle Pfeiffer.


And then of course, there's MCU long list of filmmakers like Joss Whedon (The Avengers), Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), and Jon Favreau (Iron Man), just to name a few.


As part of the yearlong celebration, Marvel has launched a "10-Year Sweepstakes" for fans to take part on social media over a five-week period from Feb. 8 to March 15, with each week featuring a different Marvel Cinematic Universe film. As part of the contest, fans can upload a photo of themselves on Twitter or Instagram and/or tweet their favorite personal memory from that film of the week using the hashtag #Marvel10YearSweepstakes.


The winner of each week's drawing will receive the Ultimate Marvel Fan prize package, which includes a Captain Marvel set visit, Marvel Studios visit and tour, tickets to the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, and more. For more info, click here.



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