Josh Brolin could return to the MCU as another character
As IndieWire points out, Thanos isn’t the only superhero-related character Brolin has played in recent years. In 2018, he made his debut as Cable in Deadpool 2. Now that Marvel has the character rights through the Fox / Disney merger, Brolin could return to the MCU as cable for Deadpool 3.
Before the pandemic forced Marvel to delay Phase 4, they were already dragging their feet with it Deadpool 3. The merger put the project on hold and they were in no rush to move forward.
In 2019, Brolin revealed at ACE Comic Con in Seattle that he called Marvel Studios several times to find out about their plans for Dead Pool. But even Brolin couldn’t get answers.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Brolin said. “I actually called them, like, ‘What’s wrong with Cable, man?’ Seriously, 100% serious. They are understanding. It’s a big world now, it’s become much, much bigger. So who knows.
Brolin says working on “Avengers: Endgame” and “Deadpool” were two very different experiences
The 52-year-old actor recently appeared on the Deakins team podcast where he discussed his experiences playing Thanos and Cable. According to People magazine, Brolin revealed Deadpool 2 was much more difficult than Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
« Dead Pool was difficult, ”said Brolin. “Even though it was funny, it was more difficult. It was more of a business transaction, it was more “We have to do it like this”, which I didn’t feel like that with Avengers. “
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Brolin said the Russo Brothers referenced classic cinema to inspire his portrayal of Thanos. He says they would constantly refer Scarface or Doggy afternoon. He admits it could have been pure manipulation. But Brolin says they knew “what to throw away” for inspiration.
For Dead PoolBrolin says he went to the gym “three hours a day, every day” to get fit for the role of Cable. He says there’s “something awesome” about getting involved with something like the MCU.
“At my age, it’s either buying a Ferrari or getting involved in the Marvel universe,” he added.
There is a scene in “Avengers: Endgame” that convinced Josh Brolin to play Thanos.
According to We Got This Covered, Brolin also revealed on the Deakins team podcast the reason he signed up to play Thanos. Brolin explained that he turned down “a lot” of comic book and superhero roles.
When he said ‘yes’ to Avengers, Brolin explained that it was a ‘little thing’. He simply agreed to make the cameo in 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy, so not a lot of money was involved. Then, the Russos gave him a “big bible” that revealed their future plans for Thanos and the MCU.
Brolin admitted that this sealed the deal for him to sign to play Thanos. He realized he would have the chance to fight all of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
“When they came to see me, they gave me a large bible. I loved that was it [of them]. If it had been one of the Avengers – and I don’t mean this, I probably shouldn’t say it but I’m just going to say it – I probably wouldn’t have done it. But the fact that it was all the Avengers against this guy. I liked this aspect, ”revealed Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is available to stream on Disney +. Deadpool 2 is available on Amazon Prime.