It turns out being bad is a lot of fun, or at least that's what Josh Brolin is saying these days. The actor is playing the role of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and in doing so is having the time of his life according to a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.
I love doing Avengers, it's maybe the most fun I've ever had. I just saw a little snippet of it, and it was amazing. The cutting-edge technology of what they're doing — what I've seen is absolutely mind-blowing. When I saw it on screen, it was me, but also not like me. It's really strange.
Those of us that were fortunate enough to see the footage at D23 or in San Diego Comic-Con's Hall H have seen a little bit of what Thanos can do. He grabs what appears to be a moon out of the sky and throws it at our heroes. That is a pretty insane thing to do but, according to Brolin, that's just the beginning.
Brolin says of the difference between that footage and the finished product:
Not even close. What they saw is not even close.
Now it's not clear if whether that means the footage we saw was incomplete and it'll look all the better when the movie is finished, or if we just haven't seen all of Thanos' powers and that we should expect even more than his being able to fling around moons like softballs. Maybe it's both, but everything we're hearing about this movie makes it sound like it will wind up being one of the most insane things ever (which for superhero films is saying something).
Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Anthony Mackie. It will be released on May 4th, 2018.