Ever since appearing in the post-credits scene of ‘The Avengers’ in 2012, Thanos has become a looming force in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Josh Brolin was then officially announced as the Mad Titan at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and made his first onscreen appearance as the character in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ Now, with the recent announcement of the two-part Phase Three finale ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, we know that the infamous intergalactic villain will be a big part of the MCU going forward. But how does the actor feel about all this? To be honest, a little bit nervous.
While promoting his latest film ‘Inherent Vice’, Brolin participated in a roundtable interview and expressed his extreme excitement to play the iconic Marvel baddie, especially since it appears that it’ll be an all out battle royale when the wielder of the Infinity Gauntlet takes on the heroes of the MCU. However, he did mention that the use of performance capture technology created an environment that he wasn’t exactly used to:
“I love the idea of Thanos. Ultimately, it’s Thanos against everyone. Why wouldn’t you do that? It’s a strange thing. I was more nervous doing that than I’ve been for a long time. I was more nervous doing that than anything I’ve done in a long time. I was sitting in front of 32 cameras and my face was sprayed with iridescent paint and all that. It was very, very different, but I like it. It’s fun. It’s different.”
Although when it’s all said and done, Brolin loves seeing the hard work pay off, just as it did in James Gunn’s surprise summer sensation when the tyrant appeared as the brains behind Ronan the Accuser’s actions:
“When I saw what they did, that was exciting even though it was only a minute or two minutes. It was really exciting because of the possibilities that it could be come. Not as an idea or as a blockbuster but just as something different. It’s a character mentality. That’s just a different character, you know? It’s fun. It’s all fun, man.”
Even though it will probably be some time until we catch up with Josh Brolin’s Thanos since we’ve got ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ to worry about first, I’m sure that we’ll get little bits and pieces of new ‘Infinity War’ information as Part I’s 2018 release date grows closer. Until then, what do you think of the actor’s comments on playing the Mad Titan? Are you excited to see more of him under the purple skin and big chin? Let us know in the comments below.