Josh Brolin On Thanos Plans, Prep, Motivation

His hiring earlier this year was met with a very enthusiastic response, and now Josh Brolin has given IGN UK an extensive interview regarding his role as the Marvel villain Thanos in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and several other upcoming Marvel films.

Brolin says he doesn’t know of Thanos’ planned arc in its entirety, but he does have an idea: “I know what one appearance is going to be for sure. There’s one or two that I don’t know.”

He says both the comics and Marlon Brando’s performance in “Apocalypse Now” are big inspirations for him in the role. When he accepted the role, he was in the midst of filming a mountain climbing movie: “they sent me so much frickin’ research. I was in the middle of doing Everest, and I was focusing more on Thanos than I was on Everest. But it’s an exciting prospect, truly.”

He was also asked about the character’s romance with the female character of Death in the comics. He says: “His relationship with Death, who is actually the woman, I love that. You can take Sin City [his character, a man obsessed with a dark-hearted woman] and pump it full of steroids, and then you have Thanos. I like that he’s motivated by that – not just motivated by destruction or death or this or that. He’s motivated by a very identifiable, human trait.”

Click here for the full interview.