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Josh Brolin Will Star in ‘Sicario’

Josh Brolin made headlines last week when it was revealed he has a major role to play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Thanos, first teased at the end of The Avengers, next seen in Guardians of the Galaxy, and expected to remain a heavy presence in many movies to come.

But Brolin isn’t best known for his big-budget blockbuster work. He’s a better-known quantity when it comes to smaller, more intimate fare — films like No Country for Old Men, and even the derided Labor Day.

Even with Thanos in his future, Variety reports Brolin will stay true to his interests with a role in Sicario, a new thriller directed by Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve. Co-starrring Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro, the film is about an Arizona officer who travels to Mexico accompanied by mercenaries, with the intent of tracking down a drug lord.

Incidentally, del Toro stars in Guardians of the Galaxy as well, and Blunt was once lined up to play Black Widow in Iron Man 2 before passing on the part. It just goes to show that these days, everywhere you go, there you Marvel.

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