Josh Brolin, who plays Thanos in Joe Russo and Anthony Russo's upcoming "Avengers: Infinity War," has shared his insights on the supervillain's significance in Marvel's Cinematic Universe.
In his interview with Cinema Blend during the press day for "Hail, Caesar!" in Los Angeles, Brolin said that it had been a great thing, adding that when he had been doing "Sicario," up the street from where he had rented a house had been a comic book store.
Brolin said that he had walked into the comic book store, since he had wanted to get more information on Thanos, not wanting to call Kevin Feige and ask the latter to send him more stuff.
Brolin went on and said that the people in the comic book store had freaked when he had walked in there. The actor continued that he had never seen their kind of reaction and it had made him realize that it meant so much to some people.
The reaction of the comic book shop proprietors and patrons indicated that Brolin's Thanos was a big deal in Marvel's Cinematic Universe, as per Cinema Blend. The publication added that the core items in Marvel's films, such as the Tesseract in "The Avengers" and the orb in "Guardians of the Galaxy," are heading towards a major plot point in "Avengers: Infinity War."
Brolin also shared his thoughts on Thanos' future in Marvel's Cinematic Universe. In the same interview with Cinema Blend, Brolin said that for the time being, he did not know anything, though he knew a little. The actor also said that he would get together with Feige, Lous D'Esposito, and the Russos next week and they were going through the whole thing.
In his interview with Superhero Hype, Brolin also voiced his thought on playing Thanos in Marvel's Cinematic Universe. He said that it was not voice work, but a mo-cap. Brolin also said that he was there, and he was not in a booth, adding that he was being filmed by about 34 to 36 cameras.
Brolin also said playing Thanos was very new to him and said that it was very exciting and very unnerving. For the actor, it was one of the better decisions he thought he had made.
Thanos is a galactic emperor who has the desire to transform himself into a god with the six Infinity Stones. According to Cinema Blend, bringing Thanos to life on the big screen seemed to be Brolin's opportunity for a comic book film redemption, which is parallel to how Ben Affleck got the genre right with Batman.
With the Russos at the helm of the film, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFreely are on board to pen the film script based on Jack Kirby and Jim Starlin's story. Feige is set to produce the film.
The Russos' "Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1" is set to premiere in theaters in the United States on May 4, 2018, while "Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2" hits theaters on May 3, 2019.