Josh Brolin In Talks To Replace Pedro Pascal in Zach Cregger’s Weapons

We recently got the news that Pedro Pascal will play Reed Richards in Marvel’s new Fantastic Four film. The announcement has excited Marvel fans, but it also appears to have thrown a wrench into other projects Pascal had in the works.

One of those is Weapons, Zach Cregger’s next movie after the runaway success of his horror film, Barbarian. Production on Weapons, which The Hollywood Reporter describes as an “interrelated, multistory horror epic that tonally is in the vein of Magnolia,” was delayed due to the actors’ and writers’ strikes. Because of this, the shoot now conflicts with Pascal’s work on Fantastic Four.

Weapons, however, has appeared to find another great actor for the role. (A role, I should note, we have no details about. The only thing we know about this film is what I quoted above. Is the character Pascal initially signed up to play a hero? A serial killer? A man who owns a donut shop? The options are limitless.)

According to THR, Josh Brolin is in negotiations to take over Pascal’s place on the call sheet. Brolin, of course, is no stranger to genre films: he played Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is returning for a second season of Prime Video’s Western sci-fi series, Outer Range, and is also in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune movies as Gurney Halleck (pictured above).

This will, however, be Brolin’s first foray into horror—the one thing we do know about Weapons is that it is, indeed, a horror film. I, for one, am excited to see what he does with the part. (A part, I must say again, we know nothing about. But I’m sure it’s a good one.)

No news yet on when Weapons will go into production or when we’ll see it on the big screen. icon-paragraph-end

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