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)
Here he is! Doing one of the things he absolutely does better than anyone else in the Marvel Universe – chillin’ out in space! Not sure what’s going on there, but he’s unusually relaxed for a guy with an asteroid floating too damn close behind. But they got the outfit right, the cool demeanor and we’ll soon see how crazy he can be while leaning back and smirking. But how crazy can anyone be in such an obviously relaxing chair??
When Thanos was born, his mother tried to kill him. I don’t know why she didn’t succeed, but he grew up pretty introspective and gothed out like an emo-kid. With a growing obsession with death, upon adulthood, he literally sought out Death as his consort and killed off his whole family to earn “her” love. Not good enough, so he nukes his home planet. This is the guy we’re worried about. This is the guy who will eventually get ahold of too much power and no doubt become the battery of ‘Avengers 3.’
The first time we saw Thanos on film, it was during a brief end credit easter egg in the first ‘Avengers’ movie. He didn’t speak, but was played by Damion Poitier, a nobody actor who must do a dope Chris Tucker impression. So if anyone asks you some trivia, like how many black guys besides Samuel L. Jackson played in the ‘Avengers,’ you can wow them by saying Damion Poitier. And they’ll be like “who?”
But no way was Poitier famous enough to play the role for real, or didn’t sit down cool enough for the casting director’s liking. So in comes Josh Brolin. Notice anything similar between the two actors? They both have amazing jaws. Yup, casting for Thanos absolutely HAD to have been based on how kickass the actors’ jaws were. I would have loved to have seen the final ten dudes up for that character. A whole room full of Superman jaws. Awesome.
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