Josh Brolin IS Thanos, Far As Kevin Feige Is Concerned

- 07-24-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels

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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.” 

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New ‘Sin City’ Trailer Previews a Monster of a Good Time

- 06-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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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 BrolinJoseph Gordon-Levitt and naturally (and au naturel) Eva Green. Are you hyped up enough now to see the trailer for yourself… (more…)

Internet Speculation: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Thanos Details & Possible SPOILERS!

- 06-04-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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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

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Marvel Casts its Thanos: Josh Brolin

- 05-30-14Comics, Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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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.

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Rumor du Jour: Idris Elba Coming to ‘Jurassic World’?

- 10-21-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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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.
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More ‘Jurassic World’ Casting – Josh Brolin Finally Onboard?

- 10-18-13Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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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…)

Brolin Confirms He Was Almost Bat-Cast, Feels for Batfleck Reaction

- 09-09-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Actors don’t normally talk about the roles they don’t get, but let’s face facts, Batman is no ordinary role. The recent casting of Ben Affleck in Batman Vs Superman provoked a – ahem – strong reaction amongst fans, and when the news broke, a lot of people had their own idea about who should have been cast as the Dark Knight instead. One of that names that came up was Josh Brolin, but now Brolin is talking about his own brush with the cape and cowl, and why he does not envy Affleck the daunting task ahead of him.

While talking recently with The Huffington Post, Brolin said that he was indeed under some kind of consideration for the part of Batman in Zack Snyder‘s sequel to Man of Steel. “I didn’t have conversations about it, but Zack, that was part of his idea,” Brolin explains, downplaying just how close he was to actually being cast indicating that it was more a gauging of interest on Snyder’s part.

“It just didn’t turn out. It’s okay. It is okay. You know, another scenario might have worked better, but I’m happy for Ben.”

At the same time though, Brolin says that he knows the type of pressure that Affleck is under now, and it’s a pressure that Brolin himself doesn’t care for.  “I feel for him, truly. I would not want to be him right now,” said Brolin when asked about the bat-lash against Batfleck. “Because of the Internet, man, I just feel for anybody who gets lambasted at that level. I want him to kick ass and I want everyone to love it and kind of eat their words.”

Of course such extreme armchair quarterbacking in the case of casting a superhero movie is not exclusive to either Ben Afflack or the Superman movies. It does raise a provocative point though, how many other actors have been tempted to play a part in a comic book movie, but thought twice because they don’t want to get caught up in an internet hack and slash? Sounds silly, I know, but these are sensitive actor-types after all.

Josh Brolin will next be seen in theaters everywhere in Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy on November 27.

Source: Cinema Blend

Who’s Going To Be The Next Batman in The ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel?

- 08-04-13Comics, Film Posted by NickBungay

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With people losing their minds these last few weeks over the announced Batman vs. Superman movie, the real question isn’t how the movie will do, but rather who is going to be Batman. Man of Steel star Henry Cavill is set to return, but former Batman Christian Bale has decided on a more permanent “eight year break” leaving the cowl open to a new dark knight. Let fly the Hollywood rumor mill!

Last week the L.A. Times posted a popularity contest of stars, each of who have the potential to be the next Batman. The list included actors like Jensen Ackles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It appears, though, a young squirt isn’t quite what Warner Bros. and DC are looking for. Sources say the script, which is in way early development, will be inspired from Frank Miller’s 1980s ground-breaking mini-series The Dark Knight Returns. The Batman featured is older and more rugged. A battle hardened hero.

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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed some top names that are being thrown around to play the tough old bats.  Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Joe Manganiello, Richard Armitage, Max Martini and Matthew Goode are the front-runners.

Alright, Brolin… now that’s a good pick! Regardless of who’s names are surfacing, we’re still in the early stages of development. The script is still being written. There’s no way the casting process has even remotely started. So, take all of this as hearsay. Theoretical casting stories to get your nerd gears moving.

Would do you think would be a good fit to replace Bale as the new Batman? Let’s hear what you think in the comment section below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

‘Oldboy’ Trailer Gets Ready for Revenge Red Band Style

- 07-10-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The 2003 Korean version of Oldboy directed by Chan-wook Pak (who just made his American debut with Stoker) is something of a modern classic, as well as being one of the best examples of the new wave of Korean cinema that sprang up in the first years of the century. So how can an American remake do any justice to the original? Good question, perhaps this  will offer a hint…

That’s the trailer for Oldboy directed by Spike Lee. Starring Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, and Elizabeth Olsen, the film follows a man’s quest for vengeance after his daughter is taken by the same man that held him captive for 20 years. The trailer is red band, so react appropriately. Oldboy will be out in theaters everywhere on October 25th.

What do you Bastards think: Oldboy or No-Boy?

Source: Deadline

Rodriguez Tweets Josh Brolin Pics From ‘Sin City’ Sequel

- 02-16-13Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels

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Robert Rodriguez, director of the star-studded follow up to his adaptation of the popular Frank Miller graphic novel: Sin City, is keeping fans abreast of developments via his Twitter account. Above is a shot from Sin City: A Dame To Kill For of Josh Brolin–who has apparently seen better days. Below is the same shot prior to a generous sprinkling of VFX fairy dust.

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stacy Keach, Christopher Meloni, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Jamie Chung. It’s due in theatres on October 4th.

Source: Slashfilm