Can Thanos Learn The Weirding Way? Josh Brolin Joining Dune Cast

Josh Brolin, who most recently was seen as Thanos in the blockbuster that is The Avengers: Infinity War, but whom I will always remember as Bran from The Goonies, has joined the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune as Gurney Halleck. The role was originated in David Lynch’s version by Sir Patrick Stewart.

Josh Brolin at the premiere of Deadpool 2

Brolin joins Timothee Chalmet, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Rampling, Stellan Skarsgard, David Bautista, and the most recently announced Javier Bardem as Stillgar. Although I previously announced Oscar Issac, he seems to still be in negotiations as is Zendaya for the roles of Duke Leto and Chani respectively.

I do like this casting choice as Brolin has the brashness and bravado needed to carry a character like Gurney. This is another one I could have seen as Duncan Idaho as well, but Gurney is a better fit, at least I feel, for Brolin.

Athough Brolin has had his fair share of playing action role villains recently, Deadpool 2 comes to mind in addition to his role in The Avengers: Infinity War, I believe Brolin has the chops to play the good guy as Gurney. Brolin has some history with Villeneuve as well, as he starred in Sicario, which Villeneuve had directed.

The big question still on every Dune fans mind, who will Villeneuve cast as Feyd Rautha? My eyes will be peeled to get you that news as soon as we find out.

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Written by J.C. Hotchkiss

J.C. Hotchkiss is a Office Manager by day and Managing News Editor for 25YL Site the other 16 hours of the day. In her most recent article for 25YL, she delves into whether Special Agent Dale Cooper (the best written television character of all time, in her eyes), is Laura Palmer's Dream Man. When she isn’t writing of her love of FBI Agents with a penchant for doughnuts, coffee and pie, she enjoys getting lost in a good book, sipping a damn fine glass of wine among friends, and trying to keep up with the latest cartoon craze via her 5 1/2 year old. She lives smack in the middle of the Big Apple and Beantown, so for a girl with many different interests and tastes it's the perfect place to be.

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