Josh Brolin on His Marvel Future: "Ultimately, It's Thanos Against Everyone"

"I love the idea of Thanos"
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How big is Avengers: Infinity War, the two-movie event from Marvel Studios that will begin with 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War — Part 1? If you ask Josh Brolin, who plays the story’s villain, Thanos, the answer appears to be “very big indeed.”

Talking to ComingSoon.net, the actor said that the character appealed to him “because of the possibilities” it brought, “not as an idea or as a blockbuster, but just as something different.” As he explained, “I love the idea of Thanos. … Ultimately, it’s Thanos against everyone. Why wouldn’t you do that?”

Thanos against everyone? That sounds like a star-filled couple of movies, and also would add more fuel to those who believe that the Infinity War movies will follow the storyline of the 1990s Infinity Gauntlet comic book storyline, which did indeed pit the character against the assembled Marvel Universe.

That storyline featured Thanos having successfully gathered all of the Infinity Gems — in the Marvel movies they’re called “Infinity Stones” — and using them to … well, kill half of all living things throughout existence, leading to the remaining heroes teaming up to take him down. With the Infinity Gems (Stones) already having been the MacGuffins behind Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, the groundwork for adapting that storyline has definitely been laid — the question now may simply be how closely the movies will reflect the comic book originals.

Avengers: Infinity War — Part 1 is scheduled for release on May 4, 2018.

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