The Marvel and Star Wars news continues to flow from D23 Expo 2017, Disney's personal showcase of their upcoming projects that rivals anything other studios will be showing at San Diego Comic Con just next week. Of course, Avengers: Infinity War was featured in full force, with exclusive footage, an appearance from the cast, and more!
We've been wondering how Marvel Studios would approach throwing Thanos up against The Avengers for a while now. Both Avengers films provided armies for the weaker members of the team to fight, as the likes of Loki and Ultron Prime were too strong to be taken down by Hawkeye, Black Widow, and even Captain America, who was able to hold his own against both for a limited time, but would have been outmatched in the long run. Armies also allowed for everyone to have something to do at all times, rather than just have all the Avengers take turns smashing a single villain.
So, how will Infinity War address this issue? Will it be all on one, or would Thanos amass an alien army, an army of former villains, or what?
We now know part of the answer. Statues of Thanos' children, including Corvus, Glaive, Proxima Midnight, The Edony Maw, and Black Dwarf were revealed at D23, giving Thanos his army (though it is always possible he has some sort of Chitauri army as well). This group of Thanos' children is best known as the Black Order in the comics, and now we know we'll get the chance to see all these fearsome characters face the Avengers in Infinity War. Check out the detailed photos of Thanos' more obedient children than Gamora and Nebula below!
It all looks very close to the style of characters we've seen come out of the Thor: Ragnarok trailer. Now comes the really fun part, who will play this army of four? After all, Marvel has snagged Josh Brolin for Thanos, and has Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel playing a talking raccoon and tree respectively, so what possible A-listers will get to voice these characters? Only time will tell, but expect to find out sooner rather than later, as Infinity War arrives on May 4, 2018.
What do you think of these designs for the Black Order? Who would you like to see voice them? Let us know in the comment section below!