Brolin Is Thanos

By Drax Largo on May 30th, 2014

Well, it looks like Josh Brolin is going to be Thanos in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. Thanos, I’m sure most of you remember, was seen in the post-credits teaser in The Avengers, no doubt hinting at the link between Guardians of the Galaxy and the impending The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Marvel and director James Gunn have been doing a great job of keeping this under wraps until now. They’ve wisely stayed away from teasing the character in all promo pieces, but, alas, you knew this would come out at some point whether they wanted it to or not.

As for Brolin’s portrayal of the character, it’s unclear if he’s providing the voice only, with the character a CGI creation. I guess heavy prosthetics and costuming is another approach (one I prefer, actually) but sadly that doesn’t seem to be in vogue anymore. More than likely voiceover and animation, methinks.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand–with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.

James Gunn directs.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is set for August 1, 2014.