Avengers: Infinity War May Feature A Voice Cameo From A Former MCU Director


Avengers: Infinity War featured a whole host of surprise guest spots and cameos, with many familiar faces from past installments in the franchise making a comeback. On top of those, there could be a major player from behind the scenes that also lent his talents to the movie: Kenneth Branagh, who directed 2011’s Thor

If you’ve seen the film and are confused how you missed the Murder on the Orient Express star, then don’t worry – he doesn’t appear in the flesh. He’s not credited, either, but we’re pretty sure the British actor and filmmaker provided his voice for a brief role right at the beginning of the movie.

Infinity War picks up directly after the events of the post-credits scene of Thor: Ragnarok, which saw Thanos’ mothership looming over the Asgardian refugee ship. In this film, we’ve fast-forwarded to the end of the battle, with the Mad Titan and his children, the Black Order, having lain waste to Thor’s people. To set the scene, we hear an Asgardian voice explaining that the ship, apparently called the Statesman, is in dire need of assistance. Here’s what the voiceover says:

“This is the Asgardian refugee vessel Statesman…We are under assault. I repeat, we are under assault. Engines are dead. Life support failing. Requesting aid from any vessel within range…Our crew is made up of Asgardian families, we have very few soldiers here. This is not a warcraft. I repeat, this is NOT a warcraft.”

As initially pointed out by Screen Rant, this does sound a lot like Kenneth Branagh. Though he’s not been an active part of the MCU for a while, it makes sense to give one of the original architects of the franchise a role here as a thank you for his efforts. Plus, it’s only fitting that he would play an Asgardian due to his ties to Thor.

This is also just the latest example of MCU directors appearing in their films. Most famously, Jon Favreau cast himself as Happy Hogan in the Iron Man movies, Taika Waititi gave himself the part of Korg in Ragnarok and finally, Joe Russo cameoed in both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War.

As for Branagh, again, Marvel hasn’t confirmed yet if it’s him in Avengers: Infinity War or not, but next time you watch the film, listen closely at the start and see what you think.

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