Avengers: Infinity War Co-Director Explains Why Thanos Needs His Black Order

One of the directors and brains behind Marvel's upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and it's sequel, Joe Russo sat down for an interview with SuperHeroHype yesterday and discussed the decisions around adding Thanos' Black order to the film.

"We get inspired by a lot of different material when we’re working on the movie. We pulled from both Infinity runs for this, and look, there are a scary bunch of characters who I happen to think, when I read the Infinity run, were super cool. And when I got the opportunity to make this movie, I said I have to do the Black Order. You know, we have so many characters and Thanos needs to be teased out. You can’t have the characters challenging him every step of the way. There has to be characters that they have to go through to get to him. The Black Order is the perfect cast of characters to do that with.”

ComicBook.com wrote about who the Black Order are back in March - Supergiant, Black Dwarf, Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, and Ebony Maw. You can read more about them with photos at the link.

Avengers: Infinity War brings the Guardians of the Galaxy to Earth for the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They'll be facing up against Thanos and his Black Order.

Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Benicio del Toro, Tom Holland, and Anthony Mackie.

Avengers: Infinity War opens May 4, 2018 and currently is comicbook.com's number one, best rated anticipated before release film with a 4.34 out of 5.

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