A major new rumor has popped up regarding a plot line in Avengers: Infinity War, one that has huge implications for the Guardians of the Galaxy and why they end up on Earth.
With the latest Marvel Studios crossover film currently in production, we've managed to get a few glimpses of the battle between Thanos and Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Set videos and photos hint that characters from the Avengers comic book storyline Infinity will have a major part as Thanos "lieutenants."
Prop weapons used by actors in motion-capture gear indicate that Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive will be among the Mad Titan's lackeys, and this new rumor from MCU Exchange posits that they're a bit more significant than mere allies.
The characters briefly mention their siblings in James Gunn's latest film, but it was unclear just what that meant or what implications it held for future movies. Now we have a bit more motivation behind Thanos' Black Order, who were simply just evil characters helping Thanos in his quest to obtain the Infinity Gems/Stones during their appearance in the Infinity comic storyline.
It remains to be seen just how accurate the rumor is; remember, Marvel has yet to confirm the appearance one the Black Order in the film and the production has managed to be pretty secretive despite filming in public venues.
Are Gamora and Nebula sisters of the Black Order? Or something else? Did Thanos forcefully "adopt" the other members of his goon squad as well? We'll find out when Avengers: Infinity War premieres May 4, 2018.
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As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
The expansive confirmed cast includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bethany, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, and Josh Brolin as the villain Thanos. Avengers: Infinity War and its as-yet-untitled sequel are filming back-to-back for a May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019 release, respectively.