Major casting news out of Marvel as veteran actor Josh Brolin has been cast to play the biggest bad of them all, the Mad Titan himself — Thanos…
In the post credits scene of ‘The Avengers’, Loki’s boss was finally revealed and it was none other than space god Thanos, best known for his villainous role throughout the Marvel comic book universe and the former owner of the all powerful Infinity Gauntlet.
Since that appearance, speculation has run while on when Thanos would pop up again in a Marvel film. Hopes about Thanos in ‘The Avengers 2’ were dashed when director/writer Joss Whedon decided to go with murderous robot Ultron as the big bad for the sequel, but like everything with Marvel films, it’s all leading to something epic.
So with that comes the casting news on Friday that veteran actor Josh Brolin has been cast to play the role of Thanos in the upcoming Marvel movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. The news of the casting was first reported by Latino-Review.com.
Over the course of his career, Brolin has starred in dozens of well known features including his turn in the Oscar winning film ‘No Country for Old Men’ as well a role in the cult classic ‘The Goonies’.
Now he will play the iconic villain Thanos in the upcoming outer space adventure movie with the real purpose of his casting likely leading towards ‘The Avengers 3’ in a few years.
None of the trailers for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ have shown Thanos and rumors are currently stating that his appearance in the film will likely not last much longer than the one he had in ‘The Avengers’ but it’s setting the stages towards the eventual showdown with The Avengers.
Brolin will voice the villain in the movie and then based on Marvel’s movie making process, chances are he’s been signed for multiple movies so he will continue playing the part through the final film in ‘The Avengers’ trilogy.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ opens up on August 1.