Josh Brolin has seen a chunk of Avengers: Infinity War, and he's nothing but good things to say about it. It's a gross understatement to say that 19th MCU offering will be massive. The film, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, will feature more than 70 characters, all with their personal goals on top of trying to save the universe from the looming threat that is Thanos, played by Josh Brolin.
But Infinity War's biggest draw - its jam-packed cast - is also a cause for concern. With so many moving pieces such as different subplots to tackle and the responsibility of officially introducing the Mad Titan, it could easily be disjointed and messy. Brolin, however, has recently come out and quelled people's fear, saying that the Russo brothers somehow made it all work.
Speaking with Flickering Myth regarding his upcoming gig as the MCU's ultimate bad, Brolin shared that he was treated to a 30-minute preview from the film. Based on what he's seen, he says that the film is "amazing," which is honestly something that one would expect from an actor talking about a project he's a part of. However, the 50-year-old's previous comments he gave EW as part of the media outlet's feature of Infinity War, specifically about his character, gave us the impression that Marvel may have something really special with the upcoming blockbuster.
It's interesting that Marvel is hammering on the idea that Thanos is more than just a villain who is power-greedy and wants to take-over the Earth, which is most of comic book movie antagonists. The fact that we'd be able to see his backstory allows us to understand his motivations. And while it's unknown if they'll make sense or not, the Russos attempting to present a layered bad guy is commendable, especially given the MCU's history of using half-baked one-and-done villains. If anything, the likes of Loki, Spider-Man: Homecoming's Vulture and Black Panther's Killmonger prove that Marvel Studios doesn't have to sacrifice the quality of their antagonists in the service of their heroes. And with Thanos going up against several dozens of good guys, all with fleshed out characters, people at least need to empathize with him to make the film's narrative more than just one-dimensional.
Avengers: Infinity War's second trailer has yet to be released, but with less than seven weeks to go until the film reaches theaters, a new preview should debut soon. One was recently shown at a Disney investors meeting, and Marvel is starting to rev up the marketing campaign for the blockbuster. The next trailer will likely tease more of the story, including Thanos' plan to take down the Avengers. The footage we've seen so far is enough to get fans hyped, though everyone can't wait to see more of what the Russos have to offer.
Source: Flickering Myth
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