Occasionally, the stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe make movies outside the superhero realm, and when they do, they are sometimes a little more forthcoming about their superhero movies than they might otherwise be – perhaps because their minds are on other subjects.
This being the case, the current release of Hail, Caesar! by Joel and Ethan Coen presents the media with an opportunity to question Josh Brolin about his role as Thanos who, it is rumoured, will play a significant role in the films Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2.
The information provided by Brolin to Superhero Hype consists mainly of confirmation that the intimidating Thanos, as he appears onscreen, is not entirely built of CGI animation, as once suspected. Rather, along the lines of Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Thanos is physically played by Josh Brolin – as opposed to the actor simply giving voice to the famed villain. In addition, he indicated an imminent meeting with Marvel regarding the character’s arc throughout the franchise.
“It’s not voice work, it’s mo-cap. I’m there. I’m there and I’m not in a booth. I’m being filmed. I have a bunch of crap on my face. I’m being filmed by like thirty-four cameras? Thirty-six cameras? Something like that. Every movement, everything. So, it’s very new to me, it’s very exciting, it’s very unnerving. But I sure trust these guys! You know? We’re supposed to get together very soon to talk about the trajectory of Thanos in the next few years and it’s very exciting. It’s one of the better decisions I think I’ve made.”
While Brolin made brief, uncredited appearances in both Guardians Of The Galaxy and Avengers: Age Of Ultron as Thanos, it seems very much as though his greatest involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will come as part of Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2. That means we will likely have to wait until those films are released – on May 4th, 2018, and May 3rd, 2019 respectively – to really see this iconic supervillain flex his dramatic muscles.