The Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar! is hitting Blu-ray this week, and to help promote the release star Josh Brolin is making the interview rounds. In a new interview with MovieFone, Brolin drops some opinions about the story of Avengers: Infinity War, as well as what it's like to be famous for playing the MCU's Thanos without having really played Thanos yet.
In regards to the story of Infinity War, Brolin says:
"Yeah, I sat at a table and I listened to the story from beginning to end, which was ... you know, sometimes you go around and you go, "Oh, it's a great movie. Or this is a great experience," and you kind of know that it's not. This is the opposite.
...these Avengers stories all come down to this conclusion, and that's our involvement. Basically, my character against everybody. And it's really fun what they've chosen to do with the story. I think it's brilliant, personally. I was blown away, and had goose pimples pretty much 50% of the time that I was listening to what was going on, and pretty amazed that I'm going to be involved in it."
And as for what it's like to be the biggest bad in the MCU, Brolin says:
"From a publicity point of view, or an interest, I've gotten more publicity playing Thanos, even though I haven't done it yet, than all other movies combined. If there's any blurb of publicity at all for me, it includes Thanos in some way or another. "By the way, he's got Hail, Caesar! coming out. But don't forget about Thanos -- that's coming out," which is amazing, which is really cool."
You can read the rest of Brolin's thoughts (and what it was like starring in Hail, Caesar!) over at MovieFone. Or you can kick around the comments below, daydreaming about what sort of hurt Thanos is going to put on the superheroes of the MCU. He's gotta end up offing someone in the first one, right? Long as it's not Michael Peña's Ant-Man character, I'll be fine with whatever.