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‘Hope Doom Rips His Spine Out Like in the Comics’: Internet Goes Wild as Rumours Claim Josh Brolin is Returning as Thanos in Avengers: Secret Wars

Starting with Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, the MCU has become one of the most popular franchises out there. Later on, the universe saw its most financially successful movie in Avengers: Endgame with Josh Brolin’s Thanos.

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Josh Brolin as Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.

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Since the fourth Avengers movie, the universe has moved on into other projects while introducing new themes and villains, with Kang the Conqueror expected to be the next big bad of the MCU.

Is Josh Brolin back in the MCU?

As reported by GiantFreakinRobot, Josh Brolin is expected to make a return as Thanos in Avengers: Secret Wars in 2025. It is still unknown which version of Thanos the actor will play, and in what capacity he might return.

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He Who Remains/Nathaniel Richards was played by Jonathan Majors in the Loki series.

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Since the events in Loki, variants have become the buzzword, allowing the fans to see different versions of the original characters, such as the different versions of Loki and He Who Remains. This means we might not see the version of Thanos from Endgame, but a different one altogether.

Thanos against Dr. Doom?

Considering the lore established in the Secret Wars comics, we can expect Dr. Doom and Thanos to clash in the movies too. Thanos and his cabal go on a warpath to stop God Doom from remaking the universe in his image after he defeated Kang the Conqueror.

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Thanos was the main villain in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.

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Another reason for his return could be the cameo of his brother Starfox played by Harry Styles at the end of Eternals. Even though the Mad Titan has not been confirmed to be an Eternal, we know from the comics that he is, this could allow the lore of the immortal heroes to be expanded.

Avengers: Secret Wars is expected to release in November 2025.

Source: GiantFreakinRobot

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.