Though Josh Brolin’s run as Thanos might well be coming to a close in a couple of months with Avengers: Endgame, the star has already been snatched up for another major space adventure, with Deadline reporting that the Oscar nominee has joined the all-star cast of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune.
Legendary Entertainment has so far nabbed quite a few Marvel regulars for the upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic novel, having already enlisted Thor‘s Stellan Skarsgård and Dave Bautista of Guardians of the Galaxy fame. Starring as Paul Atreides, meanwhile, is Call Me by Your Name‘s Timothée Chalamet, who heads a cast that also features Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Rampling and Javier Bardem.
So far, Brolin’s role has yet to be specified, but if it wasn’t clear before that Legendary was going all out with the cast of this feature, then we sure know it now. Clearly, the studio feels Villeneuve’s Dune has the potential to fare a lot better with filmgoers than David Lynch’s 1984 take on the source material, which proved a box office bomb at the time but has since developed a cult following. Interestingly, Villeneuve has previously gone on record calling his movie “Star Wars for adults,” suggesting that the filmmaker won’t be afraid to make things a little challenging for viewers.
Though it’s unclear when exactly Dune will be making its way to theaters, the production is reportedly aiming to shoot in Budapest and Jordan from this spring onwards, and if Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 is anything to go by, then the sets for this production could well turn out to be pretty awe-inspiring. Watch this space for more on what’s already looking like a fascinating project.