Josh Brolin on Playing Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Josh Brolin is starring in the new Coen brothers film Hail, Caesar! which opens on February 5. While chatting with him for the comedy about the golden age of Hollywood, he talked a little bit about another role he’s playing; Thanos, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ve already seen his face and heard his voice, but we’re going to see more of him in the films leading up to the two Infinity War films. Brolin gave us a quick look into doing the motion capture for the Marvel villain, the number of cameras filming him and how he feels about the decision to take the role.

Brolin said, “It’s not voice work, it’s mo-cap. I’m there. I’m there and I’m not in a booth. I’m being filmed. I have a bunch of crap on my face. [laughs] I’m being filmed by like thirty-four cameras? Thirty-six cameras? Something like that. Every movement, everything. So, it’s very new to me, it’s very exciting, it’s very unnerving. But I sure trust these guys! You know? We’re supposed to get together very soon to talk about the trajectory of Thanos in the next few years and it’s very exciting. It’s one of the better decisions I think I’ve made.”

Avengers: Infinity War Part I will hit theaters on May 4, 2018 and Infinity War Part II on May 3, 2019. Brolin stars as Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix in Hail, Caesar! alongside Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Jonah Hill and Alden Ehrenreich.