Marvel Studios confirmed one of the latest worst keep secrets that Josh Brolin would be playing the intergalactic villain Thanos in the upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy. Additionally, he’ll probably be appearing in a Guardians sequel and The Avengers 3.
Brolin strode on to the stage towards the end of Marvel’s panel this evening, wearing a toy version of the Infinity Gauntlet, the powerful weapon that Thanos has craved in the comics. It is suspected that any of the powerful gems we are starting to see in the various Marvel movies are actually the msytical stones that power that Gauntlet and are slowing appearing through the various films as a set up for the third Avengers film.
Brolin’s casting was originally speculated on back in May.
In a press release, Marvel honcho Kevin Feige stated –
Josh brings all the weight and stature necessary for a character as iconic and significant as Thanos. We’re incredibly excited for fans to see more of him as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.