Sunday, 1 June 2014

Throw a stone in Hollywood and you are bound to hit a handful of actors or actresses who have somehow been involved in a superhero film. Now, according to Latino Review, Josh Brolin can be added to the list with the website reporting that the actor has been cast as the big bad, Thanos. Ever since the infamous villain made a tiny appearance at the end if the credits in The Avengers, many people have been speculating as to when Thanos will make an appearance in Marvel's Cinematic Universe.    

Many fans hoped that Thanos would pop up in this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, working as a link between Earth's mightiest heroes and the Guardians. It would please the fans than that the villain is set to make an appearance in James Gunn's blockbuster, although we don't know exactly what he will be doing yet. Don't be too disappointed though, Thanos is set to have a major role in Joss Whedon's sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. While during his cameo in the post-credit scenes of Avengers the character was played by Damon Poitier, Latino Review are convinced that No Country for Old Men actor, Josh Brolin, is on board as Thanos. Marvel and Brolin's representatives have not confirmed this news yet it is believed that rumours have been circulating since Friday with reliable insiders confirming the casting choice.

Whether Brolin will psychically star or just provide a voice for the villain is also yet to be confirmed, Brolin isn't the worst choice Marvel could make. I have never been that enthralled by the actor having made the likes of Men in Black 3 which ruined the excellent first instalment for me. As well as starring in lack lustre films such as Jonah Hex and the remake of Old Boy. So it has been a while since the actor has experienced a success so becoming part of the Marvel family could be exactly what the actor needs. For now, we have to assume the news is nothing but rumours.  

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