When you have a movie as large as Avengers: Infinity War, even some of the big names tend to fall by the wayside. And with less than two weeks before the movie debuts, we’re still hearing about even more actors that are involved.
That’s precisely what happened this morning when Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Fargo) was announced to be a part of the film. During an interview with Radio Times, Joe and Anthony Russo confirmed that the actress was in the movie playing Thanos’ ally Proxima Midnight.
Coon then tweeted her confirmation and excitement:
— Carrie Coon (@carriecoon) April 16, 2018
Proxima Midnight is the sole female in Thanos’ Black Order. In the comics, the character is covered in a deadly toxin, thus making her quite difficult to handle in hand-to-hand combat. She’s also known to wield a spear with the power of a trapped star which Thanos created himself.
In addition to Coon, the Russo brothers also announced who will be playing a couple of the other members of Thanos’ Black Order. Irish actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor will be taking on the role of the telekinetic Ebony Maw. And Terry Notary will portray Cull Obsidian.
Cull Obsidian doesn’t say much, he’s mostly a silent character. But Notary is renowned for his motion capture work, and thus, he was a natural fit. Joe Russo commended the hiring, labeling Notary as “one of the most gifted movement specialists in the world right now.”
The fourth member of the Black Order, Corvus Grave, hasn’t had his actor’s identity revealed yet. Many believe that Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) is locked into that role. We know Dinklage has been cast in Avengers: Infinity War, but his role is still yet unknown.
Thanos’ Black Order is likely to be a major focal point of this third Avenger’s film. And it looks like Disney and Marvel haven’t cut any corners in ensuring the characters are properly handled. Avengers: Infinity War releases worldwide on April 27th.
Source Radio Times