Josh Brolin watches Fortnite's dancing Thanos for the first time, and the actor seems amused.
On the heels of Avengers: Infinity War's worldwide debut the film's iconic villain, Thanos, also made its way to Fortnite. For a limited time, players can become the Mad Titan and wield the Infinity Gauntlet complete with all six Infinity Stones. The special offer titled "Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup," has been offering gamers a fresh spin to the popular Battle Royale mode, and recently, Brolin finally learned what the commotion brought by his MCU character to the video gaming community is all about.
Sitting down with IGN as he promotes Deadpool 2 (which will be out this week), Brolin was shown a video of Thanos doing some sick dance moves in Fortnite. The actor, who admittedly had been hearing things about his villainous character making a splash in the popular video game but didn't know much about it, was pretty amused. He even showed off a few his own dance moves and said that it would've been great if he did the motion-capture for the title's iteration of the Mad Titan. It might never happen but that would be something that fans will definitely be interested to see. Watch the full interview below:
Fortnite's Thanos is obviously very different from the character's big screen version, but that's what makes him more fascinating. The fact that fans can see this formidable, intense MCU villain, do the silliest things is a great juxtaposition from the scary persona people first met in Infinity War. With his limited availability in the game, it will be interesting if the folks behind the title eventually decide to make him a permanent playable character or if it will lead to more crossovers with other IPs moving forward.
Brolin understandably didn't do that much press for Infinity War, aside from attending the Los Angeles premiere and a couple of interviews. But he continues to be active on social media where he interacts with his fans. With Thanos scheduled to return for next year's still-untitled Avengers 4, it's possible that he'll do more promotional activities by then. After all, it's not like Avengers 3 was lacking the star power to market the movie.
In the meantime, fans can soon catch Brolin on the big screen again, this time, playing a different character in another comic book movie. The actor is set to debut as the time-traveling mutant, Cable, in Deadpool 2, opposite Ryan Reynolds as the titular character. Later in the summer, he'll then return to reprise his role as Matt Graver and reunite with Benicio del Toro in Stefano Sollima's Sicario: Day of the Soldado.