Josh Brolin On Who He Preferred Playing More, Thanos Or Cable, Plus Why He Was Able To Do Both
Josh Brolin answered one of the most obvious questions about his unique situation in the Marvel movie universe: which character did he prefer playing, Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War or Cable in Deadpool 2?
It’s especially interesting because of the fact that despite having already been seen in post-credit scenes and being cast as Thanos for some time, the folks over at Deadpool 2 still decided that Brolin was the right man to play Cable. Throw in the fact that the two films come out less than a month apart and it becomes even more of a strange state of affairs.
Last fall, Deadpool 2 director David Leitch explained to CinemaBlend a little bit of the hows and whys of Brolin playing both parts.
“I think everybody in sort of the Marvel and Fox world considered it, and they take their time and make measured moves. But I think everyone thought it was prudent and was okay in terms of the way Thanos is portrayed and Cable is portrayed. They’re very different in styles, and in terms of the way they are presented in the movies, obviously. We couldn’t have cast a better Cable. We were filming last night and both of them were on set, and the chemistry is amazing. It’s such a fun movie to be on. I’m really grateful.”