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Josh Brolin Channels His Inner Thanos While Shooting Hoops in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promo

Don’t mess with Josh Brolin when it comes to shooting hoops.

The Dune 2 star hosts Saturday Night Live for the third time on March 9, accompanied by musical guest Ariana Grande. Ahead of this weekend’s episode, SNL released a promo featuring Brolin facing off against featured players Molly Kearney and Devon Walker for an on-set basketball game.

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In the promo, Brolin stumbles upon Kearney and Walker having a casual one-on-one game in Studio 8H. “Oh hey Josh, you wanna play?,” asks Walker, with a chirpy demeanor. But they quickly realize that Brolin isn’t here for a friendly match.

He immediately dominates the court, channeling Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his Marvel villain role as Thanos.

After beating Kearney and Walker, Brolin howls “Anything’s possible” while pouring a bottle of orange Gatorade over himself, then spitting it out. When he notices that the cast members are tired out, he apologizes for getting too into it. “I’m sorry, I’m just excited to be here,” he says. “This is going to be a fun week for sure.”

Saturday’s hosting gig marks the first time Brolin has returned to host SNL in 12 years. His first time was in October 2008 and he then returned in April 2012.

Brolin can currently be seen on the big screen in Dune: Part Two, which opened to a better-than-expected $82.5 million in North America and $100 million overseas at the box office over the March 1-3 weekend, for a global start of $182.5 million.

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