Avengers: Infinity War cast: Carrie Coon plays Black Order member Proxima Midnight

The Emmy-nominated Fargo and The Leftovers star plays an important villain

Jack Shepherd
Monday 16 April 2018 16:58

Avengers: Infinity War may be just around the corner, but one cast member has only just been announced.

Carrie Coon – best known for roles in the third season of Fargo and HBO’s The Leftovers – will play Proxima Midnight, a member of Thanos’s villainous Black Order.

Speaking to RadioTimes, the Russo Brothers revealed the news, while also confirming Tom Vaughan-Lawlor will play fellow Black Order member Ebony Maw.

Proxima Midnight is the only female member of the evil team who act as Thanos’s henchmen, helping the Titan acquire the Infinity Stones.

Carrie Coon

Terry Notary, who recently appeared in The Square and has played multiple motion capture characters, will voice fellow member Cull Obsidian. The voice actor behind the last Black Order member Corvus Glaive remains unknown.

Along with being nominated for a prime-time Emmy, Coon recently appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated The Post. The actor will also appear in Josh Hill’s The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter, where she stars opposite Thanos actor Josh Brolin.

Infinity War, which marks the culmination of 10 years of Marvel movies, has already set records — the first full trailer quickly became the most-watched trailer within 24 hours ever.

American ticket sellers Fandango say the Russo Brothers-directed movie has already sold more presale tickets than the last seven Marvel movies combined – that includes Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Half an hour of footage was recently shown to the public, thereaction being overwhelmingly positive. A new behind-the-scenes featurette also saw some new footage from the movie become available online.

Meanwhile, Black Panther — the titular character from which features in Infinity War — continues to smash box-office records, becoming the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time in the US and overtaking Titanic.

Infinity War touches down 27 April.

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