What happens when eight actresses who play heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe appear in a single photo? You’re about to find out.
This photo from Black Panther isn’t the photo in question. Image: Disney
Today, Vanity Fair released a bunch of new photos of the stars from the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, some of which were taken at a massive 83-person photo shoot comprised of nearly everyone responsible for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, one person in attendance, writer and producer Craig Kyle, probably took the picture to end all pictures.
I took this shot for my daughter and it’s the coolest picture I’ve ever taken! #BadassLadiesOfMarvel ????@MarvelStudios @Avengers @Guardians @Antman @theblackpanther @captainmarvel @thorofficial #AvengersInfinityWar pic.twitter.com/u36x1SB0zN
— Craig Kyle (@MrCraigKyle) November 27, 2017
Of course that’s Gamora (Zoe Saldana of Guardians of the Galaxy), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson of Thor: Ragnarok), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson of Captain Marvel), Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson of The Avengers), Okoye (Danai Gurira of Black Panther), Nebula (Karen Gillan of Guardians of the Galaxy), the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly of Ant-Man) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2).
And as awesome as that is, it doesn’t include Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen of Age of Ultron); Nakia, Ramonda and Shuri (Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright of Black Panther); Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders of The Avengers); Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow of Iron Man); Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp of The Winter Soldier); Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell of The First Avenger); Betty Ross (Liv Tyler of Incredible Hulk); Jane Foster (Natalie Portman of Thor); and several others. (Some of those people were at the photo shoot and probably just not around for this particular shot; others have left the MCU for various reasons.)
This photo is especially telling when you remember that earlier this year, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said he was approached by most of the women from the Marvel Cinematic Universe who asked him when they’d get their own team-up movie. Several people wondered when and where that conversation could have happened – now it seems pretty likely that this is where Feige was approached (though it could have been at the Thor: Ragnarok premiere too). And, either way, you have to admit that’s a very intimidating line up.
When or if these characters will ever get a movie just about them is still unknown. But most of them will be on screen together come April 25, when Avengers: Infinity War hits theatres.