The Marvel Cinematic Universe has slowly been building to a fever pitch with the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. All of the pieces we’ve been seeing are finally culminating in the standoff against the big bad, Thanos, played by Josh Brolin.
Speaking with Collider, Brolin emphasized what a great experience it’s been.
“I don’t know any other way to put it, it really turned out to be one of the greatest experiences I’ve had. I’m still not done, but it’s been incredible to be able to work with the Russos, to be able to work with these guys. I had no idea. It’s just a different type of acting, but then when they showed me a little six-minute teaser of a scene that I had done, I was so blown away by how next-level this digital process is and how real it feels. I don’t know how I could be anything but happy. If everybody hates me at the end of it, I don’t know, will it be worth it if it’s a great movie? Maybe.”
Apparently throughout the process, the Russos would pull references from movies like The Godfather, and while Avengers: Infinity War may be seen as nothing but a fun, popcorn movie, Brolin found those types of pulls incredibly inspiring.
“Look, I got Joe Russo who’s constantly resourcing like The Godfather and, ‘You have a gun to his fucking head.’ I’m like, ‘I love you so much. The fact that you’re taking an Avengers scenario and you’re turning it into a Godfather thing for us to be able to kind of hang our hat on is great, and to emotionalize the whole thing.’ I think they were very happy where they said, ‘We didn’t really realize that Thanos is going to be as complex as he is,’ and I think they were very appreciative with the stuff that we’re bringing to it.”
Finally, when asked about whether or not Thanos will stand out as one of the better, more interesting and complex villains in the MCU, Brolin said:
“I can’t tell you definitively, but how I feel right now and what I’ve spoken to the Russos about and Feige, absolutely. It actually more than pulls it off, and I think what they’re coming up with based on what I’ve done, I think is next level.”
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.
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