At this point, I’d say that the expectations being put on Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2 (soon to be retitled) are fairly exponential, with the two films literally being the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe up until this point. Not to mention that it will finally bring Josh Brolin’s Thanos, who’s mostly worked in the shadows ever since 2012’s The Avengers into the forefront for the first time, something that the film’s screenwriters are especially excited about.
While Brolin has had maybe five minutes of screen time max in the MCU up until this point, his presence over the films and the gravitas of the character is already evident and felt by fans. While some of the Avengers may have an idea of who Thanos is, watching them finally realize who it is that’s coming after them, and what’s he’s coming for, should be the kind of revelatory explosion that fans have been waiting years to see.
Talking to Moviefone about the film and the character as well, Josh Brolin shared his excitement over the role and the opportunities it’s provided him, and even teased the Infinity War story, saying that hearing it alone was enough to blow him away:
“Yeah, I sat at a table and I listened to the story from beginning to end, which was … you know, sometimes you go around and you go, “Oh, it’s a great movie. Or this is a great experience,” and you kind of know that it’s not. This is the opposite.
First of all, from a publicity point of view, or an interest, I’ve gotten more publicity playing Thanos, even though I haven’t done it yet, than all other movies combined. If there’s any blurb of publicity at all for me, it includes Thanos in some way or another. “By the way, he’s got “Hail, Caesar!” coming out. But don’t forget about Thanos — that’s coming out,” which is amazing, which is really cool.
Then the other side of it is really how much it means to people. It all comes down … these stories … these Avengers stories all come down to this conclusion, and that’s our involvement. Basically, my character against everybody. And it’s really fun what they’ve chosen to do with the story. I think it’s brilliant, personally. I was blown away, and had goose pimples pretty much 50% of the time that I was listening to what was going on, and pretty amazed that I’m going to be involved in it. So it’s a big thing that’s coming up.”
With Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely writing the film, both of whom have proven themselves to be adept at writing ensemble pieces, my confidence in Infinity War has increasingly grown over the past few months, after being cautiously hopeful for the movie ever since it was announced.
There’s no denying the large undertaking that The Russo Brothers and everyone involved in the movie are facing with these two films, having to assemble almost all of the heroes and supporting characters from the MCU into two movies, as they come to blows with one of the most powerful villains in comic book history. With that being said, maybe more than anything else, it’s just fun as a fan, to see the actors and players involved in the movies, being so outwardly excited for them as well. Brolin was always a solid choice for the Mad Titan, and seeing how he relishes some actual screen time in Infinity War is easily, one of the most enticing aspects that the movies have going for them at this point.
Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2 will hit theatres on May 4th, 2018 and May 3rd, 2019.
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