Josh Brolin Joins Marvel’s ‘Avengers’ Sequels as Villain Thanos

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Joss Whedon is directing “Age of Ultron,” which finds Aaron Taylor-Johnson playing Quicksilver

Josh Brolin is set to voice the villain Thanos in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.

Thanos will first be heard in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” but the character will have a more prominent role in the studio’s “Avengers” sequels, according to one insider.

Representatives for Marvel and Brolin did not respond to multiple requests for comment Friday afternoon.

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Damon Poitier played Thanos in a brief scene at the end of “The Avengers.”

Brolin is coming off three straight flops including”Gangster Squad,” “Oldboy” and “Labor Day.”

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Brolin, who recently joined the cast of “Sicario,” is represented by CAA.

The news was first reported by Latino Review.