Thanos’ Black Order Casting Finally Revealed for “Avengers: Infinity War”

Avengers: Infinity War is officially out in theaters next week and more news just keeps on rolling in. There has still been one secret regarding the enormous star-filled cast that Marvel Studios has not given away. Who will be portraying Thanos’ Black Order? The studio has done everything in their power to let general audiences know that Thanos’ unique henchman will have a heavy presence in the film without giving away who plays them. The characters are significantly featured in trailers, posters, and merchandise. With the film releasing next week- it is outstanding that the four actors portraying the anticipated characters have not yet entirely leaked on the various channels of the internet. To start every eager fan off to a good week- Radio Times has just revealed who will be portraying three out of the four members of the Order via an interview with the Infinity War directors themselves.

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Black Order Members From Left To Right: Proxima Midnight, Ebony Maw, Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian

The Russo Brothers specifically revealed only three members to the site. Carrie Coon (Fargo, The Leftovers) will be voicing Proxima Midnight. Irish actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (The Cured, Maze) did the voice work and motion capture performance for Ebony Maw. Terry Notary (War for the Planet of the Apes, Avatar) voices Cull Obsidian while also having provided the motion capture performance. The directors did not want to yet give away the performance for Corvus Glaive.

The Russo Brothers also only gave new information regarding Cull Obsidian. The brute of henchmen will be imposing mostly in silence. “He’s not so much a voice”, proclaimed Anthony Russo. Terry Notary is a stunt coordinator and movement choreographer who has worked on many CGI heavy blockbusters. Joe Russo further explained the nature of the character:

“Well, he did voice the character, but he’s one of the most gifted movement specialists in the world right now. He played a character who we’ve called Cull Obsidian, who was in the books known as Black Dwarf. So it’s kind of an all-star cast of baddies”

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Side By Side Comparison of Notary’s Motion Capture Work in “War of the Planet of the Apes”

Playing the only female member of the Order who is bound to butt heads with sisters Gamora and Nebula is no easy job. Carrie Coon was nominated for a Primetime Emmy last year for her leading performance in FX ‘s Fargo. Some may have just seen her in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated historical drama, The Post. She definitely has what it takes to bring some fan-favorite characters to their knees. Tom Vaughan-Lawlor’s latest role on screen was last year in the British romantic comedy, Daphne. Infinity War will surely only open more doors in all three of these great actors’ perspective careers.

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Coon via Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.
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Vaughan-Lawlor via Joe.com

The only mystery now surrounds Corvus Glaive. Why did the Russo Brothers choose to only keep this character’s performance a secret? Some are already speculating that it is Peter Dinklage, for he is confirmed to be in the film in another secret role. However, his casting has been confirmed for some time now. If he was playing Glaive then the Russo Brothers would have no reason to not reveal the news now with the rest of the Order. Fans have no option but to keep their ears sharp when they first see the film. What are your predictions for Glaive? Let us know if you were right or wrong when Avengers: Infinity War releases next week on April 27th.

Source: Radio Times

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