Superhero movies are big, not unlike westerns in the mid-twentieth century. Despite that, it’s still fairly uncommon for actors to cross between “worlds”. That is to say that if you had a role in ‘Justice League’ you’re not terribly likely to find yourself in the next ‘Avengers’ sequel. But there are occasional exceptions.
One of the most prominent of those exceptions is Josh Brolin, who over the next month will be appearing in major roles in both ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (as the cosmic arch-villain Thanos) and ‘Deadpool 2’ (in which he plays the time-traveling X-Man Cable). Having two such high profile roles (in two equally high profile movies) can only have given Brolin a somewhat unique perspective on the superhero experience. But which of the two experiences did he prefer? After all, while ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘Infinity War’ share a genre, they are two very different movies. Speaking to Comic Book Movie, Brolin revealed which of the two roles was his favorite to play.
“Look, I really like doing Cable, and it’s practical. But I think if I was to have a preference, it’d be Thanos, just because my expectation was pretty low, given that I just thought I was a prop. And it was quite the opposite, having seen enough of the movie and realized how cutting edge this technical process is, y’know? I was watching me. I was watching every twitch, every blink. I was watching my eyes. My actions. I was living through my intentions. At the beginning, before I said yes, I called Mark Ruffalo and I said, “What do you think of this?” He was like, “It’s going to be really uncomfortable in the beginning, and then you see the movie, and you’ll just be absolutely blown away by the stuff you were doing.” And that was then. They made huge leaps and bounds in mo-cap territory since then. There’s nothing not authentic about it.”
Which character are you most excited to see Brolin bring to life? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check back with ScienceFiction.com for more on both films!
Josh Brolin can be seen as Thanos in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ alongside Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, and all three gentlemen named “Chris” when that movie hits theaters on April 27, 2018.
A few weeks later, he will be appearing with Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, and Brianna Hildebrand in ‘Deadpool 2’, which is due to arrive on May 18, 2018.