Left a subtle jab by Yondu (Michael Rooker) at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the great unanswered questions left to be resolved for the sequel is the identity of the father of Peter “Star-Lord” Quill (Chris Pratt). Of course, the character’s comic book origin offers an answer to that question, but from the sounds of it, and a new interview with director James Gunn, those of you beholden to all things comic book-y in terms of GOTG are about to be in for another surprise. That information, and whether or not the biggest bad of all in the Marvel Universe will play a significant role in the sequel, will be revealed after the jump… (more…)
Thanos. He’s the bad guy you love to hate. He’s only appeared in two movies so far and with a combined running time of less than five minutes, but if you’re at all interested in the coalescing story arc across all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, you can’t talk about it much before mentioning Thanos. So you’re big, and purple, and mean, but you’ve had your @$$ handed to you twice now, once when your army was decimated on Earth and again when a ragtag group of criminals, including your own adopted daughter, robbed you of the MacGuffin you were so desperate to possess, now what do you do? Josh Brolin may know. He does, after all, play the part of Thanos. (more…)
Sure, this thing already leaked thanks to a “butt-cam photo,” but now you can enjoy Thanos in all his high-definition genocidal glory thanks to the first official image of the Josh Brolin-portrayed character in Guardians of the Galaxy. Thanos doesn’t do much in the film, but his presence looms large throughout as the gang from Marvel are clearly setting him up to be the biggest of all bads in some future film or films. But if The Avengers offered a mere sip of Thanos, Guardians allows us one big gulp, and only one thing’s for sure: this is a guy you don’t want to cross (even though everyone seems to keep crossing him). (more…)
Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ (ever hear of it?) is cutting through theaters like a giant pair of Infinity Scissors! Star Lord and his band of miscreant misfit friends try to save the universe because 1. They live in it, and 2. tyrant Ronan The Accuser is just too judgmental. You can’t let a guy with a name like that win. Yet, as grandiose as it all appears, at its root, the movie is all about seed planting for the much bigger picture: Thanos. I’m even posturing that every Marvel film before ‘Avengers 3′ is yet another building block for that one movie that’s gonna make us all cry tears of joy for years to come. That’s why it’s so “ooh” and “ahh” when an image of Josh Brolin’s Mad Titan character hits the web. And yep, you guessed it – he’s sitting down. (SPOILER) (more…)
Guardians of the Galaxy baddie Thanos may not have the brand recognition of Marvel villains like, say: Doctor Doom, Red Skull, or Loki.
However, if Marvel Studios prez Kevin Feige‘s opinion has any merit, then Thanos easily measures up to his nefarious contemporaries–with actor Josh Brolin giving him life, that is.
Brolin did more than simply voice the supervillain–they also filmed him, as Feige recently explained in an interview with Collider:
We reached out to him and it was one of those things that does not happen all the time, but when it does it’s very nice, where he was totally intrigued. We ran it by [Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn] who loved it, ran it by [Joss Whedon] who loved it because Thanos is in this universe because of Avengers. Then we shot him and recorded for it. We wanted somebody to be more than just the voice. Josh did the performance as well.”
More from Feige after the jump: (more…)
The last time that Robert Rodriguez did a sequel, well, let’s just say it, it sucked. Machete Kills seemed a bit underwhelming, but that’s not a word I think (I hope) that is going to be associated with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The action-packed – not to mention inferred-nudity-packed – trailer gives us a lot to chew on including snippets of actors featured in the original film like Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, and Powers Boothe, and new cast members like Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and naturally (and au naturel) Eva Green. Are you hyped up enough now to see the trailer for yourself… (more…)
The Internet reached peak mind-blowing fever last weekend when Josh Brolin was announced as the voice, (and facial CGI model?) of Thanos for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and would first be appearing in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy coming to theaters this summer. Now there are some details about the role, and how much Thanos will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy.
SPOILER ALERT – LAST WARNING – SPOILER ALERT
Thanos, one of the biggest and most important villains in the Marvel universe, is definitely making his way to the big screen. After appearing briefly in a credits stinger during The Avengers, many have assumed the Mad Titan would be popping up in Guardians of the Galaxy (he is Gamora’s father, after all) and in future Avengers films. Even Joss Whedon and other Marvel bigwigs have said Thanos is on his way, most likely being the main villain in Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Oh, he’s coming. He’s coming and he has been cast.
Simply put: Josh Brolin will be voicing Thanos.
When you cast Idris Elba in your blockbuster, the badass quotient goes by by at least 25 per cent (just look at this past summer’s Pacific Rim). So keeping that in mind, do you think it’s a good idea to have an Elba-inflated Jurassic World cast? Well, if you do, that’s the rumor of the day, but before you get too excited, some closer scrutiny might indicate that this news will remain firmly in the realm of the rumor.
The return to the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World, is rolling right along and the cast is quickly filling up with faces both familiar and not-so-much familiar. And the latest potential addition appears to be none-other-than Josh Brolin. (more…)