Josh Brolin has a big year (make that month) ahead in superhero films, playing Avengers: Infinity War's alien badass Thanos for Marvel Studios and Deadpool 2's future badass Cable for 20th Century Fox within three weeks of one another. But between the two, which did the actor prefer? Turns out there's a definitive answer.
“Look, I really like doing Cable, and it’s practical,” Brolin told Total Film (via The Wrap). “But I think if I was to have a preference, it’d be Thanos, just because my expectation was pretty low, given that I just thought I was a prop. And it was quite the opposite, having seen enough of the movie and realized how cutting edge this technical process is, y’know? I was watching me. I was watching every twitch, every blink. I was watching my eyes. My actions. I was living through my intentions.”
But Brolin almost didn't take the role - until fellow Marvel motion capture actor Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk, chimed in.
“At the beginning, before I said yes, I called Mark Ruffalo and I said, ‘What do you think of this?’," Brolin explained. "He was like, ‘It’s going to be really uncomfortable in the beginning, and then you see the movie, and you’ll just be absolutely blown away by the stuff you were doing. And that was then. They made huge leaps and bounds in mo-cap territory since then. There’s nothing not authentic about it.”
(No one thought to ask Brolin where his titular role as Warner Bros.'s Jonah Hex would rank in this equation.)
Avengers: Infinity War is due out in theaters April 27, followed by Deadpool 2 on May 18.