Josh Brolin Pays A Huge Compliment To The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Directors

Orlando Parfitt
UK Movies Editor
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Josh Brolin, who plays Thanos is the MCU films, has praised the directors of the upcoming ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ films.

The actor, who is currently promoting the home entertainment release of the Coen brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’, told Yahoo he saw parallels between the critically acclaimed directing duo and the Russo brothers, who are helming both installments of ‘Infinity War’.

He said: “I think these guys are just masterful at telling stories. They are into it. It is really fun. They [the directors Anthony and Joe Russo] are like the Coen brothers in their own way. You know they go to Palm Springs and they rent a house for a week and they flip burgers. They talk about the things Thanos could do. It is amazing.”

Brolin also described the moment when he first read the script for the next ‘Avengers’ film:

“I have known the co president of Marvel for over 20 years [and he said:] ‘Hey will you come to the Valley, so we can tell you the story of what we are going to do?’ I obviously got in my car immediately and I went to the Valley, which I don’t like to go to! And then I sat at a big table with all these guys and they just went through the story very specifically and I was completely and utterly blown away. It really is a fun world. It is a new world for me. Some people have been doing this since they we’re even kids and as much as I was in to a few comics I don’t know a lot about this world but I do know how deeply it affects people.’

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Brolin has made short appearances in several Marvel films so far to set up his character, but ‘Infinity War’ will see the villainous Thanos take centre stage. Despite this, Brolin said, he won’t be shooting his part for that long.

“[The time commitment is] not so bad because of the nature of the films and because of the amount of green screen and stuff like that, they can piece it together and they are very malleable with schedules and all of that kind of stuff. It is a commitment you know. I did commit to them for a few movies.”

The first instalment of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ hits cinemas in 2018.

Check out our full interview with Josh Brolin, who talks bad reviews and Donald Trump, right here.

Hail, Caesar! is out on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download now.

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