One of the most anticipated movies of the next few years is Avengers: Infinity War. This will be the third team-up film — or fourth if you include Captain America: Civil War — and it is set to bring even more Marvel heroes together.
In a casting call from a blog called Disney Casting Calls, we’re given our first look at just how many characters will be coming together for this film. If this is a legitimate casting call, then here are the characters showing up in the next film.
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.
The big glaring omission here is Tom Holland as Spider-Man, which comes as somewhat of a surprise. Marvel went through a lot of trouble to add the character to the MCU and introduced him last-minute in Civil War, so having him not appear in Infinity War seems a bit strange.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that the web crawler may not be in Infinity War, however. Holland previously said in an interview that him being a part of the third Avengers film was still up in the air back in October, so it is looking more and more likely that he really won’t be in the movie. Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 are shooting back-to-back, so perhaps they’re keeping him in reserve for the follow up film.
Avengers: Infinity War will premiere in theaters on May 4, 2018 followed by the untitled Avengers 4, which will come out a year later on May 3, 2019.