With Disney celebrating a decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a new website and artwork offer fans a closer look at the heroes who have made the past 10 years of box office domination possible.
Starting with Jon Favreau's Iron Man in 2008, the MCU has gone on to become the highest-grossing franchise of all time. Although Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is preparing to wrap up Phase Three with 2019's Avengers 4, audiences can now look back at the MCU's impressive slate and how the series got to where it is today.
In a regal shade of gold, the Disney Movie Rewards site gives a handy timeline of the MCU, and hones in on the franchise's biggest names with 33 character posters. Everyone from Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man to Bradley Cooper's Rocket Racoon gets a moment in the spotlight. Importantly, it isn't only those recently seen in Avengers: Infinity War that are highlighted in the posters. MIA characters like Nakia, Valkyrie, Ant-Man and Hawkeye are also part of the celebration.
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The fallen heroes who apparently met their maker in the events of Infinity War are also a prominent feature. Whether all of those featured in the gallery will return to the MCU remains to be seen, but the posters also feature as a fitting tribute to those who have fallen during the past 19 MCU movies.
The posters were previously teased in March, but fans can now see the full roster of MCU legends in all their golden glory. A prominent fixture of all the posters in the phrase, "More Than A," swapping the "A" with the famous Avengers logo. From Hulk being more than a temper to Drax being more than a destroyer to Korg being more than a friend of Doug's, MCU fans can now pick their favorite poster.
Although Marvel Studios is skipping its usual Hall H presentation at Comic-Con International next month, the celebrations are set to continue with Peyton Reed's upcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp. There has already been February's "class photo" that gathered the great and the good of the MCU, but the Disney Movie Rewards site gets up close and personal with the characters. As the site reminds everyone, the golden posters are only celebrating the first 10 years of the MCU, and teases there is plenty more to come beyond 2019.
In theaters now, Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin.