Northeast Ohio Well Represented in 'Avengers: Infinity War'
|Copley's Carrie Coon will play Proxima Midnight in 'Avengers: Infinity War'|
Copley, Ohio’s Carrie Coon joins Cleveland’s Russo Brothers on Marvel epicYou can take The Avengers out of Cleveland (and film in sweaty, old Atlanta), but you can’t take the Cleveland out of The Avengers. While every Marvel fan knows Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo hail from the CLE (or the LAND), they’ll soon discover another Ohio native chewing up the screen as Proxima Midnight.
Carrie Coon, best known for her roles on Fargo and The Leftovers confirmed via Twitter that she’s playing the villain, a member of Thanos’ Black Order. Coon hails from Copley, Ohio, a suburb of Akron.
“It’s true! My voice and a dazzle of gifted animators have teamed up to play Proxima Midnight. To be fair my face is in there somewhere. #MoCapWhilePregnant,” she tweeted.
The Russo Brothers entered the MCU in 2014 with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which was filmed primarily in Cleveland, Ohio, in the summer of 2013. They followed that with Captain America: Civil War. Though filmed in Atlanta, a scene in the film took place in Cleveland. Hopefully, the Russos will drop another NEO Easter egg in Infinity War.
The Avengers, the first film to assemble the MCU’s heroes on film together, was filmed in Cleveland and other parts of Northeast Ohio.