The stage has been set for months and almost all of the major players have been moved into place for this summer's [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073)...all except for one, that is.
Thanos, the Mad Titan of the Marvel universe, has shown up in The Avengers and been teased in a handful of other films in the MCU. We KNOW he's going to be part of Guardians, so where has he been in the trailers and stills?
But finally, we have our man! Word on the street (uh, the internet street, that is), courtesy of Latino Review, is that the actor Marvel is eyeballing and has cast as the voice of Thanos is none other than Josh Brolin. As of now, it has yet to be officially confirmed by Marvel or Brolin's reps, so take it with a grain of salt (and don't come with your pitchforks and torches if this turns out to be untrue).
The desire from Marvel, however, was always to cast an actor who had some depth to him, the ability to bring it on screen in a way that commanded both respect and fear. That villainous swagger, don't ya know.
If that's the case, and this is indeed true, then Marvel's hit another home freakin' run with the casting of Brolin. There are very few actors out there who are hotter right now, particularly in his age range, and Brolin has been coveted for a number of intense, gripping roles in the past few years. He's coming off a criminally underrated performance in Spike Lee's remake of [Oldboy](movie:34972), and we'll next see him in the hugely anticipated [Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For](movie:1374). He's basically made a career in the past few years of being a badass motherf**ker, and he'd make for a fantastic Marvel ultra-villain.
Brolin definitely has the voice for Thanos, he has the experience, he has the depth and talent and gravitas to bring something fantastic to the role of Thanos, if only with limited screen time in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film.
But those are just MY thoughts. What about yours?
[Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073) is in theaters on August 1st.
(Source: Latino Review)