Josh Brolin Rumored to Voice Thanos in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
We've known since 2012 that the comic book villain Thanos, teased during the mid-credits scene that followed The Avengers, would have a role in both this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, and next year's release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, since he didn't speak in the aforementioned tease, we've been wondering just who will bring the cosmic bad guy to life. Now if a rumor from Latino Review is true, it will be No Country for Old Men, Men in Black III and Labor Day star Josh Brolin in the role. Well, he'll at least be providing the voice for Thanos when he shows up in Guardians of the Galaxy.
We've been talking about Thanos intermittently since his appearance in The Avengers credits, but for those who don't know, he hails form a group of god-like beings called The Eternals that have almost unfathomable power. His role as a bad guy will be a pretty big deal as the Marvel cinematic universe continues, mostly because of the credits scene in Thor: The Dark World (we explained that in-depth already). Thanos is the "Mad Titan" responsible for rounding up all the Infinity Stones to be placed in the Infinity Gauntlet, giving him the power to control time, space, reality and more.
Director James Gunn has already clarified the role of Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy by saying, "Thanos is a character in our movie. He's the main sort of antagonist…in my movie Ronan works for Thanos, and Ronan is the main bad guy in our film." Ronan is the villain played by Lee Pace, and we're betting the climax of the film will finally show Thanos in some capacity encountering our ragtag cosmic heroes before making an escape to live-on and cause trouble for The Avengers sometime down the road. Josh Brolin will be an interesting addition to the Marvel universe if this rumor is true. Thoughts?
UPDATE: Hero Complex has confirmed the report that Josh Brolin will indeed voice Thanos. Carry on.