We finally have the complete line up of actors playing the Children of Thanos aka the Black Order in Avengers: Infinity War. After it was revealed last week that Fargo star Carrie Coon was playing Proxima Midnight alongside Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Terry Notary. Today, it was revealed by the Russos that the last member of the Black Order, Corvus Glaive, will be played by Limitless actor Michael James Shaw.
Cats out of the bag! So excited to share that I’m portraying #CorvusGlaive in #AvengersInfinityWar! Thank you 🙏🏾 @Russo_Brothers for an amazing experience! It’s going down! #blackOrderForever #GlaiveOn pic.twitter.com/P5MDwmxqj6
— Michael James Shaw (@MJShawNuff) April 23, 2018
Joe Russo: It’s a gentleman named Michael Shaw… He’s an actor, and we cast a wide net for these characters.
Two months ago, Kevin Feige teased some familiar names behind the Black Order. While the names revealed aren’t necessarily familiar to the larger audience, these names are nothing to be scoffed at. Infinity War co-director Anthony Russo spoke highly of the Black Order cast and the creative approach they took.
Anthony Russo: In the same way we were approaching Thanos with Josh Brolin to bring sort of a very grounded, realistic performance, we wanted to do that with everyone in the Black Order. So we cast very, very good actors for those. And we had Terry Notary, so Terry worked very closely with every one of them to help them understand, including Josh, to help them understand movement, what the relationship between their body and their characters’ bodies are, almost like a puppeteer.