Josh Brolin Cast as Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy

THIS JUST IN!!

Josh Brolin is playing Thanos in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie coming out August 1st!!

Marvel Studios just dropped the bomb that none other than Josh Brolin will be playing The Mad Titan Thanos as he searches the universe for the six infinity gems.

At the end of Thor: The Dark World, we've already seen that Benicio del Toro's Collector already has one of the gems, given to him by Volstagg. Who amongst us didn't let out a well deserved "Oh SHIT!!" when Ray Stevenson said, "It's unwise to keep two infinity gems so close together." ?

Thanos' right hand man is Ronan the Accuser, will be the main villain in Guardians. Expect his search for the infinity gems for his master to be the core plotline behind how he comes into contact with Starlord and the others. 

Thanos was originally played by Damion Poitier when he made a brief appearance in the ending credits of The Avengers, smiling sinisterly as the screen went black. This time its reported that during Act 3 of Guardians, there is a scene of Thanos flying around on his rocket throne. An extended appearance means someone awesome would have to do the voice. That someone is Josh Brolin! 

This is fantastic casting. Here's why: 

Josh Brolin is an awesome actor. How awesome? Remember Men In Black 3? No? Probably a good reason for that. But don't let a not-so-stellar sequel take away from one fantastic actor's acting chops. In the movie Brolin played a young Tommy Lee Jones. He did his facial expressions. He did his voice. He did his voice so friggin' well that I actually thought that they just dubbed Tommy Lee Jones' actual voice over Brolin's. Wrong! Brolin shadowed Jones for up to three weeks, learning his manorisms, his speech, his entire being. And then performed it so well even The Jackal couldn't clone a better synthoid! 

Josh Brolin has exactly what it takes to play the evil badass genius Thanos that we've all come to know and love and fear. This is going to be so fucking good.

-Pete

 

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