Last week it was revealed that Carrie Coon, Terry Notary, and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor would be portraying members of the Black Order in the quickly approaching Avengers: Infinity War. With those three actors announced that left Corvus Glaive as the only member whose actor had yet to be revealed. That is until the Russo Brothers let it be known that Michael James Shaw will be taking on the role of Thanos’ right-hand man.
During an interview with CinemaBlend, Joe Russo confirmed Shaw was taking on the role:
“It’s a gentleman named Michael Shaw… He’s an actor, and we cast a wide net for these characters.”
Anthony Russo went on to discuss how the directors went about choosing actors for the Black Order:
“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.”
Shaw made a name for himself with his extensive TV presence. He appeared in 3 episodes of NBC’s Constantine and had a role on CBS’ Limitless. Shaw’s casting also confirms that Peter Dinklage’s character in the film remains a mystery.
Are you excited to see Shaw take on the role of Corvus Glaive? Let us know in the comments below! –Jackson Hayes
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27th
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.