Recently, it was revealed that 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War will start filming in January of 2017, and since it will be the culmination of the MCU’s first three phases, it is going to feature one of the largest casts and budget ever in cinema history.
A recently released casting call for the movie revealed a list of the main cast, and it is truly gigantic and packed with stars. Check it out:
“Starring in ‘Avengers: Infinity War” is BAFTA Award nominee Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin as Thanos, Saturn Award Winner Chris Pratt as Star-Lord / Peter Quill, Teen Choice Awards nominee Sebastian Stan as Bucky, four-time Golden Globe Award nominee Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, Academy Award winner Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, ALMA Award winner Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Empire Award winner Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, two-time Saturn Award nominee Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, BAFTA Awards nominee Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet, four-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Vin Diesel as Groot, Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, British Independent Film Awards nominee Benedict Wong as Wong, Action on Film Award winner Dave Bautista as Drax, BAFTA Film Award nominee Paul Bettany as Vision, Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award winner Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, three-time Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / The Hulk, and two-time Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man.”
What’s interesting about this is that it seems to confirm an appearance of Carol Danvers before her 2019 Captain Marvel solo film. Tom Holland, however, is not mentioned, so there might be a chance we will not get to see Spider-Man team up with the Avengers again just yet. All this is to be taken with a grain of salt, though, as it does not come from an official source.
Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, who also helmed both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, and is set to hit theaters on May 4, 2018.