On the WTF with Marc Maron podcast Monday, actor Josh Brolin, who plays Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War,” revealed that he hadn’t seen the film yet.
But even though Brolin hadn’t seen it, he said he absolutely loved working on the movie because it was so “unsettling.”
Still, Brolin said at first he regretted what he’d got himself into in accepting the role.
“The whole perception of superhero movies is a sellout mentality,” Brolin said. But when Brolin, who said he had rejected a lot of similar roles in the past, was offered the role of Thanos, he thought, “So it’s the big purple dude against all of the Avengers collectively? Bitchin’. Love that. I don’t want to be a superhero, and I don’t want to be somebody who’s just there.”
But Brolin didn’t love it the first time he shot a scene as Thanos. “It was me in front of, like, 36 cameras, 36 blinding lights, with a director I couldn’t see. And I was kind of bummed I had made the decision.”
Brolin’s opinion changed when they got into shooting the movie. “I had so much f—ing fun,” he continued. “Completely and utterly left to your imagination.” Brolin applauded the Russo brothers for their knowledge of film, saying they would describe what they wanted using scenes from films including “The Godfather.”
“I was like, holy sh–t dude, this is a Marvel movie,” he said. “I loved everything about it. I loved that it was so unsettling, I loved that I had dots all over me, a head cam, and sometimes I’d be by myself in a warehouse and there’d be 50 people on computers and I’d be talking to nobody. I didn’t have to deal with actors half the time. It was awesome. I would do it again in a f—in second. In a second.”
And then Brolin admitted he hadn’t seen the movie, though he had seen portions of it. He called what he’d seen “absolutely cutting-edge amazing.”
You can listen to the entire interview here. They start talking about “Infinity War” around the 1:35 mark.
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