CONFIRMED! The Black Order Will Appear in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR! Plus Link to Trailer Description
Last week we noted that Thanos’ menacing henchmen (known as the Black Order in the comics) were likely to appear in Avengers: Infinity War. Today, attendees at Disney’s D23 event got to meet them, up close and personal-like.
Pictured (left to right) are statues of Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, Thanos himself (in space casual wear perfect for farming!), Ebony Maw, and the character known as Black Dwarf in the comics. Reports from the event conflict on whether they’re changing the name of this last character to Cull Obsidian, a moniker already used as an alternate name in the comics for the henchmen collectively. (Fair enough — astronomy references aside, calling the Hulk-sized character “dwarf” was pretty counter-intuitive.) Also of note is that Marvel seems to be emphasizing the “children of Thanos” aspect, which ties them in more directly to the themes and dynamics already established by Nebula, Gamora, and Ronan in the Guardians of the Galaxy films.
Even more exciting than some (admittedly impressive) statues is the Avengers: Infinity War teaser that debuted. Too bad Disney is keeping that footage under tight wraps for now! But audience descriptions have mentioned the Guardians meeting Thor; Spider-Man in a novel costume; rampant destruction and fighting featuring pretty much everyone you’d imagine — from Mantis to Dr. Strange to grizzled fugitive Cap — culminating in Thanos dropping heavenly bodies out of the sky. It even sounds like Black Panther and Bucky are glimpsed leading an army into battle … Black Dwarf/Cull Obsidian doesn’t know what’s in store for him!
Between Comic-Con coming next week and Thor: Ragnarok opening Nov. 3, we’re bound to get more news and footage sooner or later. Avengers: Infinity War releases May 4, 2018.