Josh Brolin Talks Portraying Thanos, His Future In The MCU, And The Eternals

Most fans of the superhero/comicbook genre look at the opportunity for an actor to land a role in one of these films as a home run. The thought that someone wouldn’t want to portray one of the characters we grew up loving is a thought most of us can’t wrap our heads around. However, there are actors, for whatever reason, that aren’t interested, and that’s OK. Luckily for fans of Marvel films, Josh Brolin isn’t one of those actors.




Brolin has had himself quite the year when it comes to movies. Not only did he star as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, but he also played the role of Cable in Deadpool 2, and fans and critics both seem to agree that he did a fantastic job as both characters. The two roles are very different, especially with Brolin being in a mo-cap suit while acting as Thanos, something that he initially thought he wouldn’t like. “My expectation was pretty low given that I just thought I was a prop,” he explained. Instead, he found the role to be not only satisfying but something that he looks forward to continuing in the future… if possible.




Infinity War and Deadpool 2 aren’t the only films Brolin has opening this year. He’s currently promoting his next film, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and Screenrant had the opportunity to discuss Thanos with him. We already know he’s going to be back for Avengers 4, but SR dove into The Eternals, something Brolin wasn’t aware of. This is how the conversation went…

Screen Rant: Are there any plans post Avengers 4? We know that Marvel is developing The Eternals, which Thanos is…

Josh Brolin: I didn’t know that.

Screen Rant: Yeah.

Josh Brolin: Oh good. Does that mean I’ll be in it?

Screen Rant: I’m hoping. That’s my hope at least.

Josh Brolin: (Laughs) That always good to know.

Screen Rant: Thanos is such an interesting character. Half philosopher, half warrior, and you portray that perfectly.

Josh Brolin: Yeah, you know what, I don’t know what the future brings and who knows, but [I] love the idea of something infinite like this. I’ve never been involved in sequels. The fact that we’ve done some of Avengers 2, oh sorry, Avengers 4 but Infinity War 2, I’m going back. I’m going to do more, and we’re going to do some reshoots and all that. So, I’m excited about all that. I love the Russos. I love working on the Avengers. I didn’t think I was going to and I actually loved it. I didn’t even like it. I loved it. I like playing that character. It’s a Brando-esqe, Apocalyptic Now character and it’s fun, but you know, I don’t know. I don’t know what the future holds. I’ve been surprised my entire career so we’ll see.”



Another opportunity to see Thanos in action sounds like a great idea, but there isn’t too much information available at this time. Once we get it, we’ll bring it to you. Sicario: Day of the Soldado opens in theaters June 29th!


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