Josh Brolin Set To Play The Mad Titan Thanos In 'Guardians of the Galaxy' And Upcoming 'Avengers' Sequels

Fans rejoiced during the post credit scene of Marvel's The Avengers, as a Large purple titan was shown grimacing at the audience hinting at a potentially huge villain to come. Yet many average movie goers were left starring absent minded at the screen, rushing home to look up the name "Thanos" on Wikipedia. There's recently been speculation in regards to whether or not the omnipotent figure of Thanos would have a reoccurring appearance in any other future Marvel films, now not only have we received that answer, but we now also no who will be portraying the character.

According to a rumor from Latino-Review which was later confirmed by Variety, veteran actor Josh Brolin (Men in Black 3) is set to play Thanos in the up and coming Guardians of the Galaxy as well as the Avengers sequels to come. We've been aware for quite some time now that the villain of Thanos; who was first featured in The Avengers post-credit scene, would have a role in Guardians of the Galaxy to some degree. Marvel Studios president Kevin Fiege had teased in the past that the role had already been cast, but this is the first time the news was actually made public. 
Up to this point, many fans had a wide array of theories in regards to who James Gunn and Marvel had cast as the Mad Titan. Speculation if went as far as to suggest that one of the actors already playing a role in the film would also lend their voice to the character of Thanos, with Benecio del Toro and Vin Diesel being the prime suspects. Well it seems this won't in fact be the case, as Brolin will now apparently be taking on the challenge of voicing one of Marvel's biggest baddies for the future of their cinematic universe. The role of Thanos was originally portrayed by actor Damion Poitier in The Avengers, and it still remains unknown whether he'll continue his mo-cap work as the character (With Brolin now voicing him), or whether Brolin will also be taking over the motion capture aspect of the villain.
Brolin is of course no stranger to comic book movies, although the only actual comic related film he has to his credit is the lackluster 2010 adaption of Jonah Hex, in which he starred as the lead. Yet Brolin's name has come up for quite a few blockbusters recently, including his initial rumored casting the lead in Jurassic World (A role which has since gone to his Guardians' co-star Chris Pratt), and of course his heavily publicized near casting as our new Batman. It's possible that Brolin's role as Thanos was what accounted for his lack of interest in this other major films, which makes sense considering how long-term this role seems to be (With a part in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers 3 near inevitable).  
So what do you think of Josh Brolin playing Thanos? Is there another actor you would've preferred in the role? Let us know below!