Next month both Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 will be competing for the attention of superhero fans, and Josh Brolin plays a major character in each.
Comic Book Movie found a quote in the new issue of Total Film where Brolin explains why he prefers the Mad Titan to the time traveler:
“Look, I really like doing Cable, and it’s practical. But I think if I was to have a preference, it’d be Thanos, just because my expectation was pretty low, given that I just thought I was a prop. And it was quite the opposite, having seen enough of the movie and realized how cutting edge this technical process is, y’know? I was watching me. I was watching every twitch, every blink. I was watching my eyes. My actions. I was living through my intentions.
At the beginning, before I said yes, I called Mark Ruffalo and I said, ‘What do you think of this?’ He was like, ‘It’s going to be really uncomfortable in the beginning, and then you see the movie, and you’ll just be absolutely blown away by the stuff you were doing.’ And that was then. They made huge leaps and bounds in mo-cap territory since then. There’s nothing not authentic about it.”
Something tells me audiences are going to prefer to big purple alien to the gruff mutant from the future when the two movies go toe-to-toe soon.