‘Avengers’: Josh Brolin On How Benedict Cumberbatch Inspired Him To Play Thanos

Avengers Josh Brolin Benedict Cumberbatch ThanosDuring an interview with SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio, Avengers: Infinity War star Josh Brolin revealed how Benedict Cumberbatch inspired him to play Thanos in the Marvel Studios film.

After being introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the first Avengers film, Thanos finally emerged from the shadows to take on Earth’s Mightiest heroes in Infinity War, with Josh Brolin portraying the Mad Titan using motion capture technology. Now, Brolin has explained how co-star Benedict Cumberbatch’s role as Smaug in the Hobbit films influenced his decision to accept the role of Thanos:

“I saw Benedict Cumberbatch do, I think it was for The Hobbit, and I looked on YouTube when I was deciding whether I wanted to do it or not. He was in this mobcap suit on and he was in this big warehouse and he is crawling around like a snack snapping his tongue out, doing this incredible performance. I saw that and I was like alright, that’s the bar this is not like bullshit, this is something that you can actually, you have to sink your teeth in to, conviction, embarrassment all that kind of stuff. Then I decided yeah.”

Brolin will reprise his role as Thanos in the untitled fourth Avengers film.

“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in theaters with a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.

Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.

Source: SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio

10 Films That Need To Happen In Marvel’s Phase Four

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Disney Fox Fantastic Four X-Men AvengersThis year, the Marvel Cinematic Universe turns ten years old. Marvel Studios has come a long way since 2008 and audiences have seen the universe grow into the biggest media franchise of the 21st Century. After ten years there are no signs of slowing down, in fact, it appears we’ve just scratched the surface.

Back in 2014, Marvel announced its Phase Three slate, and now we are almost half way there coming up fast on the final films. Phase Four is already on everyone’s mind, specifically after the game-changing event Avengers: Infinity War. Now with Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox, the possibilities have opened up even wider. Everybody is now under one roof, so what can we expect in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Here’s a count down the ten films most likely to appear in Phase Four based off of what fans want and the studio’s previous announcements. Click Next to get started!

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