Cast one eye over the summer 2018 movie line-up and you’ll start to notice a recurring pattern – and no, we’re not referring to the onslaught of superhero films. Though that’s certainly there.
Instead, we kindly point you in the direction of Mr. Josh Brolin, who’s already kicked the crap out of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for Avengers: Infinity War, while Deadpool 2 steered the venerable actor into R-rated territory earlier this month – and to great success. Capping off his impressive hat-trick is Sicario: Day of the Soldado, in which he’ll reprise his role as FBI tough nut, Matt Graver. Look for that one to release on June 29th.
That’s exciting in and of itself, but on the superhero front, it’s fair to say that Brolin’s back-to-back performances as Thanos and the one-armed Cable have been stealing headlines left, right and center. And for good reason. The actor absolutely nailed both characters and while appearing on The Tonight Show recently, Brolin chatted with host Jimmy Fallon about the huge summer he’s having.
While the interview itself is a fun watch, the best part comes when they start talking about Thanos, and Brolin begins trying out different voices for the character. Of course, he starts with the iconic, menacing, graveling voice we all know and love, but he tests out a few others as well, which you can see in the video below.
Aside from nailing the voice in Infinity War, the actor knocked it out of the park with just about every other aspect of the villain as well, giving us one of the MCU’s best antagonists yet. Previously, villains of the franchise have been the enemy seeking vengeance – and usually against the hero. But, the Mad Titan’s delusions flip that equation, putting him on the side often occupied by the protagonist. And it was thanks to Brolin’s performance that the character’s motivations and actions were so compelling.
Not only that, but Thanos was essentially placed in the driving seat of the narrative, making Avengers: Infinity War more or less his movie, as opposed to an Avengers movie. His story and character are more heavily emphasized than that of any of the heroes – partly because there are so many of them to fit into the tale, but mostly because this is a whole new era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we can’t wait to see what comes next.