Avengers: Infinity War Will Introduce Us to Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, Plus More Familiar Faces
Did you think you’d have to wait all the way until 2019 to see whether or not Brie Larson makes a good Captain Marvel? Nahhhh, Marvel wouldn’t do you like that. It’s official: We’re going to meet her in Avengers: Infinity War.
This news already got accidentally leaked by the Russo Brothers last May, but things change fast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so there was never any guarantee she’d be in this movie. At this point, though, it looks like a sure thing, since MovieCastingCall.com has a slate of roles listed for the movie that includes her name—plus a ton of other super-heroic figures.
Unless she gets cut out in the editing process, or something. But that probably won’t happen, because Marvel needs to churn that hype machine for her solo movie, and that means introducing us to her as soon as possible. They did it for Spider-Man in Civil War, so, yeah. Clearly, that’s the playbook.
Anyway, the entire list of names of heroes that will supposedly appear in this movie is very long and maybe spoiler-y, if you think that knowing the list of heroes is a spoiler? Maybe it is. But who even knows is this list is final?
Here’s the list, folks:
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.
Holy moly, that’s a heck of a lot of superheroes! Just as a sidebar, I think it’s pretty adorable that while every other character gets their full name and alter-ego listed, Sebastian Stan is merely described as “Bucky.” Not James Buchanan Barnes. Just Bucky.
According to that same casting call, the movie’s scheduled to come out on May 4, 2018, and its sequel will arrive on May 3, 2019. Still far away, but not too far.
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