I’ve seen The Avengers: Infinity War two times, and I really don’t have too much to complain about.
If I wanted to be nitpicky, one complaint that I can come up with is that we didn’t get enough of the Black Order, which I felt were pretty awesome, and another complaint of mine would be their deaths.
The students at Iowa City High School mirror my own thoughts and asked Joe and Anthony Russo about the Black Order in a recent Q&A:
Student: How come in the movie Thanos has the Black Order- we don’t experience a lot of their backstory
Russos: I think people have been waiting 10 years to have the Marvel heroes together in a 2 and half hour film. So If I started to go into the history of them- that’s a whole another movie all together. I felt like they did their jobs in the film. And the audience got enough of them in the film- as much as they needed them in the film. As much as I like those characters- and as much as I like comic books I feel that if I started deaveling into their backstory it would become unwatchable- only so many characters you can keep in your head.
Student: So they were killed off pretty easy too
Russos: Well Thanos is the true bad guy of the movie you don’t want the sub villains overshadowing the super villain
Student: well I think it make sense- his mission is to collect all six infinity stones
Russos: Yeah and we want to save him for the final showdown between him and the heroes. They weren’t easy to dispatch all of them- it certainly took a few nasty fights.
Again, I would have loved to see more of the Black Order in the film (Ebony Maw was awesome!) – and I felt we were robbed regarding a potential Hulk vs Cull Obsidian fight – but the Russo’s reasoning is sound. Maybe we’ll get a Black Order prequel as part of a Nova movie?
The actors making up the Black Order include Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Ebony Maw, Carrie Coon as Proxima Midnight, Michael James Shaw as Corvus Glaive and Terry Notary as Cull Obsidian.
Black Order actors:
Carrie Coon Proxima Midnight
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor Ebony Maw
Terry Notary Cull Obsidian
Michael James Shaw Corvus Glaive