Josh Brolin, who voiced Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, mentions he knows of one more appearance for the villian in a Marvel movie, but there’s “one or two” that he doesn’t know about.
While the rumor that Josh Brolin would voice Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy (and in future Marvel films) panned out, that didn’t really satisfy fans who wanted to see The Mad Titan do some evil stuff in his official film debut. By now, it’s a given that Thanos will play a major role in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, but we don’t know how many times Thanos will appear on the big screen — until now, that is. Speaking to IGN, Josh Brolin confirms that Thanos will be in at least three Marvel films. While he has “an idea” of where Thanos’ arc is going in Marvel’s film universe, he doesn’t know the entire picture. “I know what one appearance is going to be for sure. There’s one or two that I don’t know,” Brolin mentions.
Elsewhere in the interview, Brolin was asked whether he was told to keep quiet on everything he knows about the upcoming Marvel films.
I think they just assume…Because they took so long to confirm that I was doing it, that’s just the feeling you get. I heard Kevin [Feige] up on stage at Comic-Con — because I was backstage listening to him — and I was like, ‘This motherf***er is so smart.’ He’s so good. He’s so smart — and what a great thing. You want to know what I know. What better than to be reaching out for it, because that makes you want it. We have so little of that left. I was talking to Paul Thomas Anderson about Inherent Vice, and they’re saying the studio wants to show the publicists and all that, and he was like, ‘No, not yet,’ because it’s like, ‘What is it? I want to know what it is.’ You want people reaching out for it… It’s fun for me, honestly, to see, because I didn’t know the severity of it. It’s severe. It’s a big deal. I was talking to Robert [Downey Jr.] about it 20 minutes before [the Comic Con panel]. We’ve known each other for a long time, but it was a different conversation. He was just like, ‘This is a whole different universe.
If you have’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet, you can check out what Thanos looks like in the film here. With Thanos most likely appearing in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, what are the two other films is Brolin referring to? Could one of it be for Avengers 3 where we might see the Infinity Gauntlet story arc take place?