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Josh Brolin talks about playing Thanos

September 20th, 2014 by Marc Comments

With Josh Brolin having made his big debut as Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, everyone is keen to know what we can expect in the future, but the actor is keener to talk about why the character appeals to him. 

Speaking with The Guardian, Brolin talked about how the role was a case of right place, right time: “Right after No Country for Old Men, I got offered a big, big, big movie. It just didn’t feel right to me. Then something like Marvel comes along. We did “Guardians of the Galaxy” and it felt perfect. I still feel great about that project… I like what it represents.

“I think (Guardians director) James Gunn is so amazing. (When) I met with those Marvel guys (Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito and president Kevin Feige) … I just loved seeing them and what they were about. They’re really just kind of geeks (for) story. They love story and they don’t try to hide it under any kind of coolness. ‘This movie’s going to make a lot of money’ or ‘This is going to do something for your career’ – there’s none of that talk.

Source: Darkhorizons

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….