The search has ended. Marvel has chosen Josh Brolin to voice Thanos. Brolin has put together an impressive resume of movies to date, which have included Men in Black 3 and Jonahs Hex among others. Add Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy to the list.
Word is that Brolin is signed on to make multiple appearances as Thanos, not just in Guardians of the Galaxy, where he will make his first official appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His previous appearance was a very brief appearance in the end credits scene of the Avengers. Brolin could also make another appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron , possibly taking on a bigger role in the movie.
Vin Diesel, who is also in the Guardians of the Galaxy, playing Groot, was rumored to also have been considered for the role of Thanos. I think it was good that Marvel went with a different direction. Marvel wants Diesel to put all of his focus on Groot and really bring him to life. Brolin, I feel, offers a fresh voice to Thanos and it might be too much for Diesel to do both Groot and Thanos.
If Brolin is also in the upcoming Avengers movie as Thanos, it could be possible that Marvel will have him in other films as well. With Guardians of the Galaxy coming out in August, it makes you wonder what Marvel’s future casting plans are. In my opinion, I am happy with the casting of Brolin because it goes to show how far has Marvel come. They are on a roll and seemingly can’t fail.
What do you guys think of the Thanos’ casting? Is Josh Brolin the perfect fit? Do you think Vin Diesel should voice both Groot and Thanos? Should Marvel have gone a different direction? Tell me what you think! Don’t be afraid to share your opinions on the Thanos’ casting!