Warning: contains possible SPOILERS for Avengers: Infinity War.
Disney’s D23 and San Diego Comic-Con brought good news for Marvel fans: early footage from Avengers: Infinity War. Although the exciting teaser still eludes the masses, enthusiasts have a better idea what to expect from Marvel’s heroes and villains in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe game changer. The studio team also broke down the key elements of the mega-movie, revealing Thanos’ hench-persons, the Children of Thanos (the Black Order).
Aside from the footage and the first juicy details, Marvel also exhibited the first Infinity War poster, which was broken into three segments. The assembled parts form a sweeping whole nearly as vast as the film itself. It also tells an interesting story to those willing to read between the lines.
Where Is Ant-Man?
Baby Groot No More
The Black Order/Children of Thanos
Those who guessed Black Order (now renamed the Children of Thanos) were right. While the reveal confirmed rumors and mo-cap teasers from the film’s shoot, the poster gave a better idea of their true role in Infinity War. On the placard, they're situated beneath his raised, glove hand. Incongruous to their size on the poster, their role in the movie should be significant, especially if writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely take inspiration from Marvel’s Infinity event book, The comic story, in which Thanos assaults Earth to kill his son Thane but discovers the hidden gems, setting the Order to round up Infinity Stones. Since at least one of the potent artifacts (Vision’s Soul Stone) is still on Earth, so they're probably on their way already.
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018