Josh Brolin has revealed the factor that cinched the deal when he was first provided the a part of Thanos within the MCU.
In hindsight, taking over the gig was an excellent transfer, because the Mad Titan turned out to be the largest, baddest foe in the entire franchise and is about to go down as one of many all-time finest film villains. At first, although, Brolin didn’t know what was in retailer for him within the Marvel universe, so he solely agreed to signal on for the function for one cause: the promise that he’d get to combat ALL the Avengers, not only one.
The Endgame star just lately spoke to acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins and his spouse on their Workforce Deakins podcast and defined that he had turned down just a few comedian e-book movies earlier than Thanos got here up. Provided that his first look was a short cameo in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, he wasn’t shocked by the cash or the display time he was getting. However a personality bible he obtained teased that his villain was set to battle all of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. And that proved too engaging a chance to move up.
“I turned down fairly a little bit of these issues and once more individuals have been like “cash!” After I mentioned sure to Avengers it was a small factor. It was mainly a cameo, so there was not some huge cash concerned. In order that wasn’t the explanation. However after they got here to me they gave me a giant bible. I cherished that it was all [of them]. If it had been one of many Avengers – and I don’t imply this, I in all probability shouldn’t say this however I’m simply gonna say it – I in all probability wouldn’t have performed it. However the truth that it was all of the Avengers in opposition to this one man. I favored that side of it.”
After Damion Poitier crammed the function for a silent cameo on the finish of The Avengers, Brolin took over because the Mad Titan for Guardians. He then returned for a second cameo in Age of Ultron the next yr. However in 2018’s Infinity Battle, he actually obtained to make his mark, with the filmmakers usually describing Thanos because the protagonist of the film. He then returned in Endgame, the place he was lastly defeated – twice over.
This being the MCU, although, the place something can occur, the door is all the time open for Thanos to return but once more. However it seems like Brolin has already achieved the factor that drew him to the function within the first place – dealing with down all the Avengers and popping out on high. At the very least, for a little bit bit.