Despite the big blue bad guy having been hanging around the Marvel Cinematic Universe since The Avengers, we really don’t know Thanos all that well, as his appearances so far have been generally limited to post-credits cameos. That will soon change, however, as the character will properly make his mark in the upcoming two-part movie extravaganza Avengers: Infinity War, which will see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes come together to stop the Mad Titan’s bid for universal domination. It would be disheartening if, after all this build-up, the villain turned out to be a let-down. However, we now have it on good authority that he’s going to be awesome — Thanos himself, actor Josh Brolin.
In an interview with Moviefone, Brolin showed a lot of enthusiasm for the upcoming movies. Here’s what he had to say:
“Yeah, I sat at a table and I listened to the story from beginning to end, which was … you know, sometimes you go around and you go, ‘Oh, it’s a great movie. Or this is a great experience,’ and you kind of know that it’s not. This is the opposite.
First of all, from a publicity point of view, or an interest, I’ve gotten more publicity playing Thanos, even though I haven’t done it yet, than all other movies combined. If there’s any blurb of publicity at all for me, it includes Thanos in some way or another. ‘By the way, he’s got Hail, Caesar! coming out. But don’t forget about Thanos – that’s coming out,’ which is amazing, which is really cool.
Then the other side of it is really how much it means to people. It all comes down … these stories … these Avengers stories all come down to this conclusion, and that’s our involvement. Basically, my character against everybody. And it’s really fun what they’ve chosen to do with the story. I think it’s brilliant, personally. I was blown away, and had goose pimples pretty much 50% of the time that I was listening to what was going on, and pretty amazed that I’m going to be involved in it. So it’s a big thing that’s coming up.”
I think we can safely say Brolin is very excited for this role. Thankfully, Marvel fans are just as excited to see the villain finally take centre stage. The first Infinity War movie arrives May 4th 2018.
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