Actor Josh Brolin has already been glimpsed on screen as Thanos in this year’s Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and in a new interview with Coming Soon he has spoken about how Marvel Studios co-President Louis D’Esposito was the one that got him interested in the role. Brolin says:
“Thanos came along because of my good friend Louis D’Esposito. He and I used to train together. We did ‘Hollow Man’ together.
He called me up and started talking about this thing. It was nice because I could intimately talk to him about it. What I liked. What I didn’t like about the whole idea of it.
It was really exciting because of the possibilities that it could be come. Not as an idea or as a blockbuster, but just as something different. It’s a character mentality.”
So what’s the biggest appeal of the character? “I love the idea of Thanos. Ultimately, it’s Thanos against everyone. Why wouldn’t you do that?”
It’s expected we won’t see Thanos on screen again until the ‘Guardians’ sequel in 2017, but then we’ll get a whole lot more of him in the two part “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018 and 2019. Brolin tells Nuke the Fridge that he won’t be doing much with Marvel next year, but a good portion of 2016 and 2017 will be taken up by his filming commitments for the role.