Two years ago while watching Marvel’s The Avengers, in the post credit scene we got an awesome surprise from the big bad purple alien Thanos, one of if not the villain of all Marvel Comics. We haven’t seen him since then and only getting reports, rumors, and talk about his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Many believe, including myself, that the mad titan is behind almost all the events that have happened in The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, and will play a big role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy set for a August 1st release date.
Now we have gotten some more word on the baddie and it’s a good chunk. Not only has it been confirmed that Thanos will play a good size role in Guardians of the Galaxy, but he may also be part of what happened in next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers 3 where all his antics and plans finally come together and he becomes the target and faces off against the Avengers.
On top of that, rumors and reports are circulating from multiple places, one confirming, that Mrvel has found the guy to bring the mad titan to the big screen (via motion capture and vocals) in Josh Brolin. Brolin has a solid resume including such things like No Country for Old Men and True Grit. This only goes with what Marvel has done in the past, getting legit stars to play their villains; Tom Hiddleston, Jeff Bridges, and James Spader. It makes a lot of sense for Marvel, Brolin is a very talented guy with the voice and talent that can do some damage in this type of role. I am all for it, I think this is a great pick up for Marvel and hopefully this is true, I would personally love to see Brolin become Thanos and be THE bad guy in a universe full of so many good ones.
Now the question is how big of a role in these upcoming movies does he have? We know from comic mythology, Gamora and Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy are both extremely tied to Thanos; Gamora being the adopted daughter of him and Thanos killing Drax’ family. We also know the fabulous comic book arc titled ‘The Infinity Gauntlet’ and the tie that the Avengers have to that.
With Thanos supposedly staying in the shadows so far, but being the most grueling villain of them all; is Thanos building something to terrorize the universe? Is he staying back to collect all infinity gems for the infinity gauntlet? What are your thoughts on all the Thanos rumors about his role? What are your thoughts on Josh Brolin bringing Thanos to life? I know what I want to see, I sure do hope Marvel brings that to life.