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Avengers: Infinity War TV Spot Shows New Footage of Thanos & the Black Order

The very first seconds of this new Avengers: Infinity War spot, titled “Legacy,” shows us footage we haven’t seen—Thanos (Josh Brolin) standing amongst the Black Order. With his gauntlet raised in the air and his “children” surrounding him, the sequence is incredibly striking. This is the first time we’ve seen Thanos and the Black Order all in a single shot—which includes Corvus Glaive, Ebony Maw, Black Dwarf, and Proxima Midnight. They look, for all the world, like the anti-Avengers—and that’s more or less precisely what they are.

For those unsure of who the Black Order are, in the comics they essentially functioned as Thanos’ generals. It seems that in their cinematic incarnation, the Black Order are his children. This fact was seeded back in 2014, when Nebula briefly mentioned Thanos’s other children in the first Guardians of the Galaxy.

We’ve seen the Black Order’s terrible work in previous TV spots and trailers. They’re the ones who torture Doctor Strange, no doubt in an attempt to take the Time Stone from him, one of the Infinity Stones that represents Thanos’s entire quest.

As the title suggests, “Legacy” takes us back to the original reason why the Avengers were created in the first place— “to bring together a group of remarkable people to see if we could become something more, so when they needed us, we could fight the battles that they never could.” This sentiment is spoken not by Nick Fury, or Tony Stark, but by all of the Avengers, one after the other, which is ironic considering throughout their history, the Avengers have fought each other as much as they’ve fought super villains. That kind of in-fighting won’t work against Thanos.

“The end is near,” Thanos promises yet again in the new spot. We see glimpses from a decade’s worth of previous MCU films, as well as footage of the Avengers fighting not only for their own lives, but the lives of everyone in the universe. The war is coming, and not all of our heroes will survive.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27.

Featured image: Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..Thanos (Josh Brolin). Photo: Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2018

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