Deadpool 2 director David Leitch explains why Fox and Marvel were okay with Josh Brolin playing both Thanos and Cable. And when it was originally announced back in 2014 that Brolin would be playing the Mad Titan Thanos, the actor hadn’t just landed the role of another comic book movie villain, but the villain that Marvel Studios was planning to center its entire cinematic universe around. As such, many fans assumed that Brolin’s chances of playing any other iconic comic book movie villains or heroes — anytime soon at least — were completely off the table, as he was set to play Thanos until at least 2019 when The Avengers 4 is released.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer gave fans a first look at the reboot’s tone for what is expected to be the first in yet another trilogy focused on the world’s most famous web-slinger. With the announcement of Homecoming‘s sequel set to hit theaters in July 2019, the Spider-Man franchise has been given a shot in the arm with it’s entirely new cast. Stan Lee has always touted Spider-Man as his favorite superhero, and has lauded Tom Holland’s casting as perfect several times.
It’s safe to say that Marvel knows what it’s doing when it comes to creating great villains. For more than half a century, the House of Ideas has been bringing some of the most iconic comic book baddies to life: characters like Magneto, Doctor Doom and the Green Goblin set the standard for what comic books could do with their antagonists.