The Russo brothers have revealed that Limitless actor Michael James Shaw is playing Corvus Glaive, completing the line up of actors playing Thanos’ Black Order in Avengers: Infinity War. Earlier this week Fargo star Carrie Coon was revealed to be playing Proxima Midnight, closely followed by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (who’s playing Ebony Maw) and Terry Notary (Black Dwarf) casting announcements.
Check out the announcement below:
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
James Shaw has previously starred as voodoo practitioner Papa Midnite in the Constantine television series, as well as Limitless and Bull. He’s also starred in Todd Solondz’s 2016 film Wiener-Dog.
CinemaBlend recently spoke to the directors at an Avengers: Infinity War press conference and here’s what they had to say about the casting:
Joe Russo: It’s a gentleman named Michael Shaw… He’s an actor, and we cast a wide net for these characters.
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.
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