Josh Brolin has a lot of work ahead of him in the next couple of years, starting, of course, with this summer's double play of Guardians Of The Galaxy and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Of course, the most high profile role in his queue right now is that of intergalactic emperor Thanos. After his formal announcement at Comic Con, Brolin has been asked tons of questions about his addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some answers he has answered, some he doesn't, but one thing did come out in a recent interview: he already knows one of his future appearances in Phase 3.
IGN caught up with Josh Brolin recently and grilled him as much as they could on the obviously top secret plans for Marvel's future between now and 2019. As it would turn out, he's just as in the dark as the rest of us, though he does have one small advantage when it comes to knowledge of the future. While hinting at his ultimate arc in the MCU, Brolin let the following statement slip:
"I know what one appearance is going to be for sure. There's one or two that I don't know."
Not a lot to go with there, but when you consider that Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 and The Avengers 3 are in the near future, the sure fire thing is one of those two films. Josh Brolin hasn't specified how many films he's signed on for, but those two could end up being very linked together, leaving room in the middle for at least another film to bridge between the two projects. As far as what sort of arc Brolin will be acting out during his tenure as Thanos, he did manage to suggest an aspect of the character he particularly favored: the character's infamous relationship with the cruelest woman of all, Death. Talking about the relationship, Brolin commented that a big part of why he loves it is because it makes the big bad more relatable. Sad the actor
"His relationship with Death, who is actually the woman, I love that. You can take Sin City [in which Brolin plays a man obsessed with a dark-hearted woman] and pump it full of steroids, and then you have Thanos. I like that he's motivated by that -- not just motivated by destruction or death or this or that. He's motivated by a very identifiable, human trait."
A super-villain with a crush? That almost sounds like a rejected scene with Loki in The Avengers, but if Thanos loves with the same intensity that he's know for fighting with, then that's one particularly red valentine he'll be handing his lady love.
Until Thanos comes out to play again, you'll be able to see Josh Brolin in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, coming to theaters on August 22nd. Also, somewhere in between intergalactic conquest and noirish gang warfare, he'll be reuniting with The Coen Bros for their 1950s-set dark comedy Hail Caesar. If you're a Brolin fan, you're going to have a lot to look forward to in the coming years.