The Children of Thanos: Cull Obsidian

With the recent release of Avengers: Infinity War, a lot of characters were introduced to the MCU that may be new to the non-comic reading moviegoer. In this series, we review the backgrounds of several key characters and how they fit in the grand scheme of things. 

So, who are those evil Children of Thanos that appear in Avengers: Infinity War? They are sort of Thanos’ evil version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Avengers. They were created in the last few years by writer Jonathan Hickman and artists Jim Cheung and Jerome Opeña for Marvel comics. The Children of Thanos are named the Black Order in the Infinity event comic books.

This post will deal with the strongest of the Children of Thanos, Cull Obsidian; played by stuntman Terry Notary in the film. Cull is the closest thing to the Hulk, whom he actually battles in the comics. In the movie of course Thanos defeats the Hulk in hand to hand combat leaving The Avengers a little short handed in the raw strength department. In the comics Cull Obsidian goes by the name Black Dwarf. I think the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s call to rename him Cull Obsidian is much cooler. Speaking of cool, actor Terry Notary did the motion capture for Kong: Skull Island and 2008’s The Incredible Hulk movie. Obsidian pretty much just grunts in Infinity War but that’s good enough for us. Maybe Obsidian will have more to do and say in the untitled Avengers 4 movie?

Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron dealt primarily with one big bad such as Loki (with some of Thanos’ army) in Avengers and of course Ultron in Age of UltronInfinity War’s Children of Thanos up the danger, evil, and offer a real challenge to the multitude of super heroes.

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