More evidence has surfaced that Thanos' Black Order will be facing Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War, and they may have an unexpected connection to the Guardians of the Galaxy. Ever since the tag at the end of the first Avengers, fans have known that a showdown with Thanos was on the way for Marvel's heroes. With the announcement of Infinity War, the ultimate cosmic battle is now on the horizon. But with so many heroes from across the MCU joining in the war, Thanos may just need some assistance.
For a few months now, more and more clues have been pointing towards the inclusion of the Black Order as the villains of Infinity War alongside Thanos. In the comics, they're five elite warriors that are every bit as threatening as the Mad Titan. Though new to the page, they've quickly become fan-favorites and it wouldn't be all that shocking to see them join the MCU. Thanks to photos from the set, we've seen teases of at least two possible foes for the Avengers. We've even had word from one of the potential actors. Now, some new possible details have surfaced about the group's inclusion.
MCU Exchange have heard from a source of theirs that not only will the Black Order be a part of Infinity War, but they'll share a personal connection with some of our heroes. Rather than be dubbed the Black Order, Thanos' lieutenants will actually be his own 'adopted' children. For fans of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, you'll remember Nebula and Gamora alluding to other siblings that Thanos kidnapped and trained to be warriors. While the two sisters broke free of his control, it seems that the rest are still loyal. It's an interesting twist on the source material, but one that will add a nice emotional through-line.
We've known for some time that Nebula will be back for Infinity War, and James Gunn has said Gamora will be more significant in Guardians 3. Given that, we could see Infinity War focus on the visceral sibling rivalry between the two assassins and their evil family. Not only would it enrich the journey of Gamora and Nebula, but it would add some potential depth to the villains of the film.
There's no telling if all five of the Black Order will be shown as Thanos' kids, but the shots from Scotland we've seen have already teased Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight. There's also evidence of at least one more appearing, likely Black Dwarf. In the comics, he leads an assault on Wakanda during Thanos and the Black Order's invasion of Earth. Thanks to casting details for Infinity War and a recent tease by Black Panther himself, evidence is mounting that Wakanda will be a front of the eponymous war. If it is, Black Dwarf's inclusion wouldn't at all be surprsing.
With Infinity War currently in the midst of filming, we're likely to learn a lot more soon. And with less than a year before the movie releases, more concrete details should start to arrive. Until then, stay tuned for all things Avengers: Infinity War.
Source: MCU Exchange
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