Josh Brolin is the powerful Mad Titan, Thanos, in Marvel’s latest film, Avengers: Infinity War. While the actor has received nothing but praise for portraying Thanos as such a powerful and dangerous yet complex villain, he has revealed he has yet to see the film.
On the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, Brolin shared his thoughts on the process of bringing his character to life and what it was like to film scenes. He also revealed his reluctance to join any superhero project at first, saying:
“The whole perception of superhero movies is a sellout mentality.
Brolin then went on to say how the role of Thanos was very appealing to him. He did not want to play a role in which he felt unimportant, saying:
“So it’s the big purple dude against all of the Avengers collectively? Bitchin’. Love that. I don’t want to be a superhero, and I don’t want to be somebody who’s just there.”
Brolin also told of his discontent with an early scene for Avengers: Infinity War and regretted his decision taking the role, saying:
“It was me in front of, like, 36 cameras, 36 blinding lights, with a director I couldn’t see. And I was kind of bummed I had made the decision.”
But, he eventually came around and fell in love with the role. He loved working with the Russo Brothers and enjoyed the motion capture process that Thanos was created with:
“I had so much f—ing fun, I was like, holy sh–t dude, this is a Marvel movie. “I loved everything about it. I loved that it was so unsettling, I loved that I had dots all over me, a head cam, and sometimes I’d be by myself in a warehouse and there’d be 50 people on computers and I’d be talking to nobody. I didn’t have to deal with actors half the time. It was awesome. I would do it again in a f—in second. In a second.”
Brolin’s love for playing Thanos helps explain why his performance gave us one of the greatest superhero movie villains. Although Brolin loved working on the movie and has nothing but praise for its directors, he has not yet seen the movie. He did, however, describe the scenes he’s seen as:
“Absolutely cutting-edge amazing.”
Source: Business Insider
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“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.”