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Josh Brolin talks plans for Thanos in the MCU’s future

February 4th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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Since the arrival of the first Avengers film a few years ago, all eyes have been on the post credit sequences and the slow build to the ultimate arrival of Marvel mega villain Thanos. Now, actor Josh Brolin has opened up about the character, calling it an “unnerving” role.

When talking to SuperHeroHype.com (vis Squareeyed) about The Mad Titan, Brolin has discussed his appearances so far, his ongoing involvement and just what goes into bringing Thanos to life.

“It’s not voice work, it’s mo-cap,” he tells the site. “I’m there. I’m there and I’m not in a booth.” This is a sigh of relief for fans who prefer to know that their actors are appearing in a physical capacity, not just cashing in on recording a few script reads and getting out of there.

He continues, with a laugh “I have a bunch of crap on my face.” He’s referring to the performance capture technology that is used to film the movements that will eventually help bring the character to life. “I’m being filmed by like thirty-four cameras? Thirty-six cameras? Something like that. Every movement, everything.”

Let’s just hope we don’t get a view of Thanos picking his nose; just the thought of that is terrifying.

Brolin, who is more used to traditional on screen roles, says “it’s very new to me, it’s very exciting, it’s very unnerving. But I sure trust these guys!” Good to know that the Russo Brothers – the directors of the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War – know how to look after their cast. He continues, “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.”

Concluding, “It’s one of the better decisions I think I’ve made.” We have to say, the MCU is a better place for having him, and we can’t wait to see just how bad a villain Thanos can be in the future.

Check out Brolin on Conan talking about what happened when he went to get some Thanos comics… and how happy he is to be involved in these movies.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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