In Avengers: Infinity War, the combined forces of the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and all the other heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will unite to take down Thanos. Even with his super-powerful Infinity Gauntlet, though, the Mad Titan will need some back up.
For a while now, it’s been rumored that he’ll have a team of his toughest lieutenants by his side in the movie – the Black Order, based off a recent addition to comic book lore – and today, a report from MCU Exchange is claiming that they’ll be more important in the film than we originally thought.
That’s because they’ll have a connection to one or two of the heroes. The site states that the Black Order won’t actually go by that name in Infinity War. Instead, they’ll be reimagined as the Mad Titan’s adoptive children, raised – via torture and cybernetic enhancements – by him to be ruthless killers.
If this sounds familiar, that’s because this is also the backstory of both Gamora and Nebula from the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Unlike those sisters, however, it seems the majority of Thanos’ kids have remained loyal to their evil father’s cause. The use of the Black Order in this way should make sure that Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillan’s characters have something interesting to do in the movie.
In the comics, the Black Order is made up of five alien generals – Black Dwarf, Proxima Midnight, Corvus Glaive, Ebony Maw and Supergiant. Recent set photos suggest that we’ll see at least the first three in the film, and it looks like the whole group may be brought to the big screen now.
Avengers: Infinity War is currently in production, so expect more details to arrive soon. Until then, be sure to let us know your thoughts on this intriguing new rumor down below.