Avengers: Infinity War - So, Is Peter Dinklage Playing Corvus Glaive?

He'll hunt Infinity Stones and know things.

Peter Dinklage Corvus Glaive
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After months of secrecy, we now know the actors behind 3/4 of the Black Order in Avengers: Infinity War.

Thanos' children will be made up of Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Ebony Maw, Terry Notary as Cull Obsidian, and most excitingly Carrie Coon as Proxima Midnight.

That means there's just one left to be revealed: Corvus Glaive, who is the most loyal of Thanos' Black Order, is thought of as his right-hand man, and wields a glaive that grants him immortality (and his name, of course).


He's a fearsome looking chap, and while the trailers have shown him battling against Vision, there's been no word on who might be playing him, despite an actor spotted on the Edinburgh set last year, who was presumably just doing the mo-cap work.

The answer to the Glaive question, then, could also prove to be the answer to one of Infinity War's other big casting secrets: just who is Peter Dinklage playing?


Since being glimpsed on set last year very little has been said about his role, and he was only 100% confirmed when his name appeared on the official poster last month. But still the Russos refuse to say who he is. They did, however, tell Joe.ie that: "It may take you a beat or two, but you’ll certainly recognize him. That’s all we can say.”

The key part of that is the opening, with the directors telling us it'll take a moment before recognising him, which suggests his appearance will at least be different to normal - or that he might not be *appearing* at all. Instead, it could be that Dinklage's voice, which is itself fairly distinct, will be used, and if that's the case it'd make perfect sense for him to portray a member of the Black Order, who are the secondary antagonists of the film, and thus a decent role for the actor. With the others seemingly taken, then Glaive is the one left for him to play (although he'd arguably be a better fit for Ebony Maw), so it all fits together nicely. Well, sort of.


Of course, there's the chance this is off-base, and he's actually playing someone like Pip the Troll (as long rumoured), or Eitri (King of the Dwarves on Nidavellir, where Thor will visit), but neither quite fit with the idea of it taking a beat or two to recognise him like it being a voice role.

Who do you think Dinklage is playing? Let us know down in the comments.


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