Believe it or not the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been around for 10 years now if we consider the universe being established when Marvel Studios was founded by Marvel to start making their own movies. It’s hard to begrudge Marvel doing a victory lap this year as their work has reshaped Hollywood, and delivered some of the best blockbusters we’ve seen in ages. Hell, even the movies they aren’t directly responsible for are better because of them. Imagine what Fox would be doing with X-Men if Marvel wasn’t around.
As such it appears they’re going to celebrating all year long by pumping out a bunch of 10 year anniversary products and running a contest. From February 8 to March 15 each week will feature a different Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Fans can post a photo of themselves on Twitter or Instagram and/or tweet their favorite personal memory from the film of the week using the film hashtag and #Marvel10YearSweepstakes to be entered for a chance to win. There’s a few prizes, but the the grand prize is a Captain Marvel set visit, a tour of Marvel Studios, tickets to Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War premiere, and all transportation and lodging. You can find more details here.
That’s a pretty good contest, but what I really want is some sort of prolific re-releases of all the Marvel films up to this point. Maybe a awesome Phase 1 and 2 box set? We’ll probably hear more after Avengers: Infinity War lands as that will officially kick off the celebration.
Now for the real test. Can you name everyone in the photo. Robert Downey Jr. in dead center is a pretty obvious choice, but pretty much everyone there is a mega star. Once you’ve given up you can read the full list below.
Front Row L to R: Sean Gunn (Kraglin), Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost), Director Scott Derrickson, Executive Producer Trinh Tran, Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), EVP, Physical Production Victoria Alonso, Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Director/Actor Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Executive Producer/Writer Stan Lee, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Co-President of Marvel Studios Louis D’Esposito, Kurt Russell (Ego), Danai Gurira (Okoye), William Hurt (Thaddeus Ross), Director Alan Taylor, Karen Gillan (Nebula), Executive Producer Brad Winderbaum, Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Director Louis Letterier
Second Row L to R: Director Jon Watts, Casting Director Sarah Finn, Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), VP, Physical Production David Grant, Don Cheadle (War Machine), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Director James Gunn, Dave Bautista (Drax), Michael Peña (Luis), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Evangeline Lilly (Wasp), Director Joe Russo, Director Anthony Russo, Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Director Joss Whedon, Paul Bettany (Vision), VP, Physical Production Mitchell Bell, Frank Grillo (Crossbones), Director Anna Boden, Director Ryan Fleck, Letitia Wright (Shuri), Editor Jeffrey Ford
Third Row L to R: Director Peyton Reed, Laurence Fishburne (Dr. Bill Foster), Linda Cardellini (Laura Barton), Executive Producer Jonathan Schwartz, Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Ty Simpkins (Harley Keener), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), Executive Producer Stephen Broussard, Director Ryan Coogler, Michelle Pfeiffer (Janet van Dyne), Executive Producer Jeremy Latcham, Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Exe