WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters now.
While Thanos proved to be a more than formidable opponent, many fans questioned the impact that his minions, the Black Order, made in Avengers: Infinity War.
Some felt that they were underused and given that we didn't get much backstory on these Children of Thanos, a bit underdeveloped. However, the Russo brothers indicated that they felt they put "enough" of the henchmen who were helping find the Infinity Stones in the movie.
"I think people have been waiting 10 years to have the Marvel heroes together in a two-and-a-half hour film. So If I started to go into the history of them [the Black Order]; that’s a whole other movie all together," he said in a Q&A session at an Iowa high school.
"I felt like they did their jobs... [And] the audience got enough of them in the film -- as much as they needed them in the film. As much as I like those characters, and as much as I like comic books, I feel that if I started delving into their backstory it would become unwatchable; [there's] only so many characters you can keep in your head," he added.
When asked about them (Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, Cull Obsidian and Ebony Maw) being killed off so easily, he said, "Well, Thanos is the true bad guy of the movie, you don’t want the sub-villains overshadowing the super-villain." Given that Thanos ended up killing half the life in the galaxy, that would certainly have been tough to live up to.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston, and Josh Brolin. The film is in theaters now.