One of the most anticipated films of the MCU right now is Avengers: Infinity War! With the heroes of the Marvel Universe coming together for a 3rd time they will take on the mad titan Thanos. Earlier fans were treated with a rather surprising christmas gift.
If you haven't heard earlier the casting call for the upcoming film was leaked to the internet. Not only is Captain Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy confirmed but if features nearly every on screen hero in the MCU. Take a look at the list down below.
- Thor (Chris Hemsworth)
- Thanos (Josh Brolin)
- Star-Lord / Peter Quill (Chris Pratt)
- Bucky (Sebastian Stan)
- Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)
- Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)
- Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel (Brie Larson)
- Gamora (Zoe Saldana)
- Nebula (Karen Gillan)
- Clint Barton / Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)
- Steve Rogers / Captain America (Chris Evans)
- Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen)
- Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper)
- Groot (Vin Diesel)
- Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson)
- Scott Lang / Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)
- Wong (Benedict Wong)
- Drax (Dave Bautista)
- Vision (Paul Bettany)
- T’Challa / Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)
- Bruce Banner / The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)
- Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)
We can now officially say AVENGERS, ASSEMBLE!
So now that we have an official list of the team for the 2018 film, there is one character who seems to be missing (Excluding The Defenders and Agents of Shield).
Where the F**K is Spider-Man??
With the Web Head now in the MCU it would seem likely that he would appear in the upcoming Avengers films, i mean he is a legendary member of team. So why isn't he on the casting list? Well i might have reasons why he might not appear in the sequel.
He is being saved for Avengers 4
If you didn't already know there is already a sequel to Infinity War already on the way. Currently titled Untitled Avengers Sequel (really Avengers 4) that is scheduled to be released on May 3rd 2019, it will feature all of the cast of Infinity War and even include some other heroes such as The Wasp and maybe The Defenders or even Agents of Shield. ( Hey a guy can dream)
But regarding Spider-Man it seems that he would most likely appear in the sequel. With Tom Holland signing on to 6 films it would seem that maybe he would only make a small cameo or maybe a small role with Iron Man. Maybe Tony says that Peter isn't ready to take on Thanos or maybe Peter is too busy with school.
We may never know if Spidey will be in Infinity War or the sequel but there may be another reason.
Maybe Sequel Troubles?
With the first film not even being released yet, Sony and Marvel have already given a date for a sequel currently titled Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 and set for July 5th, 2019, It's not known when production on the sequel will begin. But 2019 will also see the release of Avengers 4 being released 2 months earlier. Both Avengers movies will be filming back to back and i assume Homecoming 2 will begin production sometime in summer 2018. So maybe Sony and Marvel will try to make room for Spider-Man to be in the Avengers film. I guess we will have to wait and find out.
So do you think Spider-Man will appear in Avengers 3 or 4? Let me know in the comments below.