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The actor - who made his debut as the villain in Guardians of the Galaxy - opened up about the character's one true love and revealed that he knows when his next appearance will be.
"His relationship with Death, who is actually the woman, I love that," Brolin told IGN about Thanos's obsession with the Marvel Universe's embodiment of death.
"You can take Sin City and pump it full of steroids, and then you have Thanos. I like that he's motivated by that - not just motivated by destruction or death or this or that. He's motivated by a very identifiable, human trait."
Brolin also revealed that he was in line for at least two more appearances as the so-called Mad Titan.
"I know what one appearance is going to be for sure," he said. "There's one or two that I don't know. »
After reading my Twitter feed one night during Sdcc weekend, my friend (and cool voiceover dude) Bob Joles joked that I was just at Sdcc for the parties. And while that’s not entirely true, I do love a good party and folks at Sdcc host some killer shindigs. I’m eternally sad that I can’t somehow clone myself and be at all of them at once, but I did manage to make it to a good handful this year, so here’s my Sdcc Party Round-Up!
Gabe Eltaeb’s Comics Kickoff Fundraiser with Jinx Clothing
Wednesday night I didn’t actually expect to be at any parties, but I did meet some friends for a late dinner over at Basic Bar & Pizza, and it turned out that Jinx Clothing was co-sponsoring a comics party there with artist Gabe Eltaeb. It was pretty cool! For atmosphere they had the »
- Emily S. Whitten
Speaking to Blackfilm.com at Sdcc 2014, actor Damion Poitier (who played Thanos in Joss Whedon's Avengers) gave his full support to Josh Brolin, who looks set to play the Mad Titan in his inevitable Avengers 3 showdown with Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk and the rest of the team. Said Damion on his initial discussions with Marvel about continuing in the role, " Initially, they just hired me as a facial figure. In terms of moving forward, I knew that was a question of what happened in between I got it and the next time they would need it. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the exposure we wanted in the interim, but it’s all good. We got good exposure from that scene and we’ll keep moving from there." So does Damion feel any resentment towards Marvel after they turned to Brolin to officially play the role and Guardians of the Galaxy »
A couple of weeks back it was revealed that Josh Brolin will lend his voice to Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron as Marvel builds towards an expected showdown between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Mad Titan in The Avengers 3. However, the distinction of being the first actor to portray the cosmic supervillain goes to Damion Poitier (Dollhouse), who played the character for his brief mid-credits cameo in 2012′s The Avengers, and Poitier has discussed the experience during a chat with Geeks With Wives: (via Cbm)…
“I found out when I was in the makeup chair what I was doing. They kept it super quiet because they didn’t wanna put any spoilers out. So they kept it super quiet what I was doing, and I didn’t found out until they were casting my face to do the sculpt. I thought I was gonna be the Super Skrull, »
- Gary Collinson
Despite Josh Brolin taking over as Thanos in this summers's Guardians of the Galaxy as well as in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Damion Poitier will still be known as the actor to first play Thanos in the amazing and now-iconic post-credits in Marvel's The Avengers. While he didn't get to talk about the 'Men In Black 3' star taking over as the Mad Titan, he did get to reminisce about his time working with Joss Whedon on the movie. He talked about what it was like when he found out he would be Thanos. "I found out when I was in the makeup chair what I was doing," he revealed. "They kept it super quiet because they didn't wanna put any spoilers out. So they kept it super quiet what I was doing, and I didn't found out until they were casting my face to do the sculpt. »
This just in, sources over at Latino Review have confirmed a surprise appearance of none other than Thanos (yes, that incredibly smiley looking guy in the Avengers Assemble post-credit scene) in the upcoming space-epic Guardians Of The Galaxy and that he will be voiced by Josh Brolin. It is unknown if Damion Poitier will still be physically portraying Thanos, or if Brolin is taking up the mantle as well:
“An article on James Gunn’s post-production process reported a scene with Thanos on a rocket throne in Act 3, which suggests an appearance long enough that someone is going to have to voice the Mad Titan, someone that could take the part into Avengers 3 as a major villain.
That meant Marvel was looking for an actor of some caliber, someone that could give a performance to a very complex, but very purple-skinned alien villain.
Our sources tell us that person is Josh Brolin! »
- Matthew Ceo
Latino Review is back with yet another hot Marvel scoop. This time out, they claim that Josh Brolin has signed onto play Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, a role that may extend into Avengers: Age of Ultron. Variety has confirmed the news.
This has not been confirmed by Disney or Marvel at this time, and Josh Brolin's reps have no comment. The character was mentioned in a recent unnamed article about direct James Gunn and his post-production process on Guardians of the Galaxy. It states that Thanos appears on a rocket throne in Act 3, leading into the movie's big climax. Thanos will appear on-screen long enough that someone will have to step in and bring him to life.
The collective Marvel movie news membrane is still trembling after this week’s hard headline that fan-favorite director Edgar Wright dropped out of directing Ant-Man, a project he single-handedly pushed for just about a decade. While fans wait for the official word on Ant-Man‘s new director, they can feast on some Huge casting news surrounding the McU: the actor who is playing Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy – and maybe even beyond to films like The Avengers 3 - has been announced, and it’s none other than Josh Brolin.
Latino Review first dropped a rumor that has since been confirmed by Variety.
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- Kofi Outlaw
The folks over at Latino Review have bagged another hot Marvel scoop, and it finally uncovers the big mystery surrounding who exactly will play the big and bad Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy. "Our sources tell us that person is Josh Brolin," reveals the Latino site. Considering the upcoming Marvel space epic is in post-production, Brolin is expected to only provide the voice of the "machiavellian" character as opposed to wearing prosthetics or CG markers. However, given the Oscar-nominated actor's celebrity, and the purple supervillain's 2012 debut in The Avengers (played by Damion Poitier), as well as the fact that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has said many times that his film is definitely connected to The Avengers 3, expect Brolin to actually portray Thanos against Earth's Mightiest Heroes... eventually. That is of course after they take on James Spader in Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which Variety reports »
There's one major Marvel Character in Guardians of the Galaxy that hasn't even been teased in any of the official trailers or stills, and that's Thanos, the big bad guy of the Marvel films.
Thanos made his first appearance onscreen (played by Damion Poitier) at the end of The Avengers, giving an insidious smile when told that attacking Earth is courting death. Or "Death," with a capital D, as the comic book Titan is in love with the physical embodiment of Death.
Thanos is a member of The Eternals, a group of god-like beings with immense power, far beyond that of humans. Thanos is referred to as the “Mad Titan” in the comics for attempting to wipe out the entire human race with his Infinity Gauntlet, capable of manipulating, time, space, reality and even the human soul.
We don't know how big Thanos' plan is, but we know from Thor: The Dark World »
- Kellvin Chavez
As the only original entry in Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it arguably has the most to gain/lose at this stage in the studio’s illustrious career, and everyone’s betting big that it’s going to be one of the best movies of the summer blockbuster season. And if they’re not, they should be.
Gunn has a proven track record of bringing the weird and wonderful to light with a unique vision (see Slither and Super), and with characters like Rocket Racoon and Groot, the latter a tree that appears to only repeat ‘I am Groot’ when it talks, you need a visionary filmmaker like that to do it justice.
Up until The Avengers, the McU was grounded in reality. Albeit a reality with superheroes and demigods from different realms, »
- Kenji Lloyd
In a new interview, Marvel head Kevin Feige spoke about Thanos and whether there have been discussions about killing major characters in the studio's cinematic universe. Thanos appeared in a post-credits sequence in "The Avengers" and was played by Damion Poitier. Soon after, Marvel revealed that Poitier will not return and that Thanos will be played by a well-known actor in future movies. The plan now is for Thanos to make a brief appearance in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron." He will then be the main villain in "Avengers 3." And according to Feige, an actor has already been hired to play the role. "There is an actor," he said. "I'm not sure we want to announce it yet." Feige went on to speak about killing off major characters. "We take our cues from the comics and everyone knows that in comics and soap operas, people die and come back. »
12 items from 2014
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