The Russo brothers' Avengers: Infinity War is an enormous movie with an enormous cast. Not only will fan-favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe mainstays like Iron Man's Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) show up, but several newcomers will also get in on the action. One of the most exciting additions to the ensemble is the casting of Fargo star Carrie Coon, and in a recent interview, Joe Russo revealed that she would appear in the film as none other than Black Order member Proxima Midnight.
This news comes to us following the recent announcement that Tom Vaughan-Lawlor would step in for the role of Ebony Maw as a member of The Black Order. Now, with Carrie Coon in to provide the voice and mo-cap for Proxima Midnight, we know a bit more about the lone female member of this loyal crew of Thanos (Josh Brolin) followers. The wife of fellow Black Order member Corvus Glaive, Proxima is a formidable combatant known for her use of a poison-coated spear that rarely misses its target. In short: she's a total badass.
Like many other members of The Black Order, Proxima Midnight has not featured too prominently in the marketing campaign for Avengers: Infinity War, as Thanos has really been the focus of the affair. That said, she does show up in a few key shots, such as the scene in which Loki (Tom Hiddleston) surrenders the Tesseract to The Mad Titan. Check out a shot from the scene, below.
She also appears in a seriously cool hero shot in which she throws a spear at Captain America (Chris Evans), who ducks to one side and catches it to narrowly avoid getting skewered. The marketing for Avengers: Infinity War has not given us much information about The Black Order yet, but it's clear that they're going to be very formidable opponents. Now, with Joe Russo's confirmation of Carrie Coon in the role to Radio Times, we arguably can rest easy knowing that the character remains in good hands.
Of course, don't take Joe Russo at his word. Carrie Coon has also officially taken to social media to confirm that she's playing Proxima Midnight in Avengers: Infinity War and that we will see her actual face as part of her mo-cap performance. Check out the Fargo actress' tweet, below.
As for Carrie Coon herself, the Fargo star has remained incredibly busy over the course of the last few years. In addition to Fargo, she has also arguably become most well-known for her role as Nora Durst on HBO's The Leftovers. On the big screen side of things, she has appeared in Gone Girl and The Post. Avengers: Infinity War is her first significant jump into the big screen realm, so we're incredibly intrigued to see what she will bring to the table when The Russos' behemoth Marvel outing finally premieres.
On that note, audiences will get a chance to see what Carrie Coon does as Proxima Midnight when Avengers: Infinity War hits the big screen later this month on April 27.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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