Corvus Glaive, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight and the hulking brute known as Cull Obsidian are four of the most formidable beings in the whole universe, but together they are more – together, they are the Black Order.
Otherwise known as the (adopted) children of Thanos, those four henchmen proved to be the secondary villains of Avengers: Infinity War, as they scoured the universe and its many nooks and crannies to help find those elusive Infinity Stones.
From Wakanda to Knowhere, it’s a quest that formed the backbone of Infinity War, even if some viewers took issue with the CGI work behind Marvel’s Black Order. Sure, Thanos was a technical feat, but there are those who felt Proxima Midnight and Co. lacked the same nuance and facial animations, resulting in a computer-generated character that wouldn’t look out of place in a World of Warcraft expansion pack.
Nevertheless, now that Avengers: Infinity War is playing all over the globe – for the record, the MCU tentpole is already off to a flyer in China – CBM has collated a gallery of HD images from the movie, and fair warning, the gallery below is teeming with spoilers, as it centers on the Black Order’s biggest moments.
And despite claims to the contrary, Peter Dinklage was not a part of Thanos’ inner circle – the Russo Brothers had earmarked a much juicier role for the Game of Thrones star – though The Leftovers star Carrie Coon was very much a part of Infinity War, having lent her voice and likeness to the role of Proxima Midnight:
“I’m much older now than I was then, so it was a very different experience. I was also pregnant when I did it,” says the actress. “[Laughs] I flew down to Atlanta and did some mo-cap, mostly the facial capture. Of course, I can’t take credit for all of it — it’s a gifted team of animators that are taking on the bulk of that performance. But it morphed from a voiceover job into a mo-cap job, and then suddenly I realized I was in the highest-grossing movie of the year.”
As any Marvel fan will tell you, the Black Order were ostensibly wiped out by the time Avengers: Infinity War reached its grand, Earth-shattering finale, so it’ll be interesting to see whether Thanos recruits a new bunch of baddies in time for Avengers 4.