Josh Brolin agrees that Thanos is a bad motherf*#%&er
First cast after Thanos’s reveal in “The Avengers” stinger, Brolin was approached by his long time friend about playing the evil overlord for “Guardians of the Galaxy” and beyond.
“[Marvel Co-President] Louis D’Esposito called me…about doing this. I don’t have a thing where ‘I only do art films’ or ‘I only do that.’ It was just something totally different that I couldn’t imagine myself doing and that’s exactly why [I] want to do it.”
So far, Thanos has had very little screen time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the Dark Lord's presence is far-reaching. As early as “Thor,” the groundwork was being laid for the inevitable fight between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and an Infinity Gauntlet-wearing Thanos.
The concept of being the background radiation of the series, at least through 2019’s “The Avengers: Infinity War - Part II,” was part of the appeal for Brolin.
“It’s a great trajectory of a character because it’s everyone against him, eventually.”