“Infinity War” Poster & Black Order Explained

Marvel Studios brought its preview reel for “Avengers: Infinity War” to San Diego Comic Con this past weekend following that reel playing at Disney’s D23 Expo the weekend before.

Unsurprisingly, a badly framed pirated copy of said reel has ended up online. Despite this, Marvel Studios will not do what Warners did when the same thing happened with their “Suicide Squad” reel two years ago – namely, they released the clip in good quality and in full online through their YouTube channel.

Those involved in the film are willing to discuss it a little bit though, such as co-director Joe Russo who was asked about Thanos’ henchmen in the film – the ‘Black Order’.

In the comics, The Black Order’s members include Black Dwarf, Corvus Glaive, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight and Supergiant. Supergiant was missing from the line-up revealed last weekend. Talking about incorporating the Black Order into the film, Russo tells Coming Soon it was all about catering to the story and doing what’s best for the characters:

“We get inspired by a lot of different material when we’re working on the movie. We pulled from both Infinity runs for this, and look, there are a scary bunch of characters who I happen to think, when I read the Infinity run, were super cool. And when I got the opportunity to make this movie, I said I have to do the Black Order.

You know, we have so many characters and Thanos needs to be teased out. You can’t have the characters challenging him every step of the way. There has to be characters that they have to go through to get to him. The Black Order is the perfect cast of characters to do that with.

We are dealing with so many characters that we made some choices along the way. Consolidation seemed like a smart thing to my brother and I because they were starting to overlap each other. And frankly, when you see the movie you’ll understand, it services the storytelling.”

Separately, Russo also tells IGN that Thanos has ditched his gold armor in favor of casual clothing in ‘Infinity War’ for a very good reason – when he’s finally wielding the Infinity Gauntlet with all the stones, he’s so powerful that armour is no longer of use to him.

“Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War” is slated for a release in cinemas on May 4th 2018 with the fourth set for May 3rd 2019. Check out the official tryptych poster for the film that was just released at Comic Con: