While we’ve known that Thanos would be a formidable threat when he goes against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (and some Galaxy Guardians) in Avengers: Infinity War, it looks like they’ll have their hands full when the Mad Titan brings a few henchman along as well.
Notary said that the character is “truly evil” during the discussion and gave an even bigger hint.
“I’m working on four characters right now. I’m working with Josh Brolin and three other actors [in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War], and I’m playing Josh Brolin’s right hand bad guy in the film.”
Now, Thanos has had a few different followers over the years but the most notable and official came in 2013’s Infinity event from Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opeña, Dustin Weaver, Mike Deodato, and Leinil Francis Yu.
The Black Order, also known as the Cull Obsidian, consisted of Proxima Midnight, Supergiant, Ebony Maw, Black Dwarf, and Corvus Glaive.
Glaive was considered Thanos’ “lieutenant” in the series, and based on Notary’s hints, that might be the role he is playing.
This is the first word of Notary’s casting, aside from a credit in the far-from-official listing on IMDb.
He’s also listed as playing Groot, who will probably be back to the full-sized version of the character when the film releases after a slight detour in baby form.
As always, nothing is official until it’s listed from Marvel. But Notary’s hint is enough to get the speculation engines rolling. Should we expect to see the full Black Order in Avengers: Infinity War? Which member will be left out? Or will he be playing someone else entirely?
We’ll find out more next year when the first part of the two-movie Avengers saga finally hits theaters. Are you excited to find out? Let us know with your vote in the Movie Database!
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Avengers: Infinity War is described by Marvel Studios as the culmination of everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man in 2008. The movie is filming now under directors Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
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.