Marvel assembles franchise stars for epic 10th anniversary class photo

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Marvel Cinematic Universe's 10th anniversary class photo. (Twitter/MarvelStudios)

In celebration of the 10th year of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Marvel Studios gathered the stars and filmmakers of its various films for a one-of-a-kind class photo, which featured 80 actors and filmmakers from across the film franchise.

The class photo, which was taken at a gathering Oct. 7, was revealed by Marvel Studios via Twitter last Thursday. The actors and filmmakers gathered at the secret set of the upcoming film “Avengers: Infinity War” to celebrate 10 years of the cinematic universe, which began with 2008’s “Iron Man.”

The photo featured stars like Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), and Tom Holland (Spider-Man), among others.

The class photo also featured some people who have worked on the franchise from behind the scenes, including former Marvel chairman Stan Lee, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, and film directors Jon Favreau, James Gunn, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Joss Whedon, and Ryan Coogler.

The photo was quickly followed by another post showing a behind-the-scenes video about the class photo.

“It was sort of like being at the Academy Awards or something, every person had been in one or all of my favorite films,” said Hemsworth in the video.

“There’s a ton of fan-boying and fan-girling going on in that room with each other,” shared Don Cheadle, who played as War Machine in several Marvel films.

Downey, Jr., who was prominently featured at the center for the class photo, said that “any one of these people could be dead-center.”

Boseman, the star of the “Black Panther” film that will be released next week, said he was busy “looking around the room, wondering, ‘What did I do to deserve this?’”

Although the gathering of stars was very impressive, there are still some big names that did not make the photo shoot, including Natalie Portman, who played Jane Foster in two Thor movies, and Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Nakia in “Black Panther.”