In some interesting news, it appears that Josh Brolin is to take on the role of Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whilst not official at this stage, Latino Review is reporting that Brolin is going to voice the character in a third act scene in James Gunn’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Brolin is likely best known for the likes of OLDBOY, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, W., GANGSTER SQUAD, JONAH HEX, PLANET TERROR, and THE GOONIES. The actor was also in advanced talks to play Batman at one stage, with that role ending up with one Ben Affleck.
The story claims that the Thanos will appear, complete with rocket throne, towards the end of GUARDIANS. The appearance won’t be long but it will be substantial enough that somebody needs to provide a voice for the Mad Titan. That’s where Brolin comes into the picture. With the studio seemingly wanting a “proper” actor to do the voice work with a view to clearly expanding the role for THE AVENGERS 3, it’s said that Brolin is Marvel’s man.
Latino Review are usually pretty spot-on with these stories, but treat this as rumour until Marvel drops some sort of confirmation. Given how Joss Whedon has stated just how important Thanos will be in the overall picture of Marvel’s Phase Three of films, culminating in THE AVENGERS 3, it makes sense that a major name will play the character that was briefly teased at the end of AVENGERS ASSEMBLE.
We guess we’ll have to wait until GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’s 1st August release to find out for sure if there’s anything to this story.
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