Casting Call May Reveal Main Villain for Avengers: Infinity War

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - 3:01PM
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Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - 3:01PM
Casting Call May Reveal Main Villain for Avengers: Infinity War
We all know that Thanos will be a major villain in Avengers: Infinity War, as he has been steadily collecting the Infinity Stones to unite them into the Infinity Gauntlet. But where Thanos is the mastermind of Marvel's Phase 3, there may be another villain who will serve as the primary antagonist of Avengers: Infinity War. A casting call has just revealed a potential character in the two-parter, and it's a character that Marvel Comics fans will be anticipating.

Possible spoilers ahead!



According to a casting call on Acting Auditions, Adam Warlock's evil alter ego, Magus, will be the villain of Avengers: Infinity War. The casting call reads:

Auditions are now getting underway for the Marvel Studios feature film 'Avengers: Infinity War – Part I' lead and supporting roles. The auditions for new lead and supporting roles will be taking place in Los Angeles, CA. The film is the first in a two-part sequel in which Thanos plays a major role, along with the Magus. Adam Warlock's bad side, the Magus, separates from his body and assembles the Infinity Gauntlet. Magus creates doppelgangers of Earth's heroes as part of his plan to recreate a universe of evil. "Avengers: Infinity War – Part I" will be shot entirely on the IMAX/ARRI 2D digital camera.

Although this isn't an official confirmation, it isn't exactly a "rumor" either. This is a casting site for aspiring actors, and regardless of their level of legitimacy, they have little to no reason to make up rumors. Plus, they proved themselves somewhat reliable when they were the first to reveal that Daniel Bruhl was playing Baron Zemo in Captain America: Civil War. 

Furthermore, it makes perfect sense that Magus would show up in Infinity War, so long as the film closely helms to the comic series. In the Infinity War comics, Adam Warlock uses the Infinity Gauntlet to become an emotionless version of himself, a supervillain named Magus, who promptly creates an interdimensional realm filled with evil mirror images of superheroes, just as it states in the casting call.

If this report is true, then it will not only give us insight into Infinity War, but the Guardians of the Galaxy series as well. James Gunn has revealed that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will see feature new members of the team, and many have speculated that one of those new characters is Adam Warlock. Adam Warlock is a member of the Guardians team comics, and Gunn confirmed that Adam Warlock appeared in his cocoon in the first Guardians of the Galaxy. If Magus is the villain in Avengers: infinity War, then it stands to reason that Marvel would want to introduce Adam Warlock in another MCU film.

Avengers: Infinity War pt 1 comes out on May 4, 2018, while pt 2 comes out on May 3, 2019. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 precedes both of them, hitting theaters on May 5, 2017.

Via Screenrant.
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Casting Call May Reveal Main Villain for Avengers: Infinity War