Since he was teased at the end of 2012's The Avengers (Avengers Assemble in the UK), we've seen very little of Thanos. Indeed, the villain has seemed perfectly content with sitting in his space chair and ordering others to do his work for him, but that won't be the case in Phase 3 of Marvel's cinematic universe.
Thanos is played by Josh Brolin, and the actor has been speaking with Superhero Hype (opens in new tab) about his portrayal of the big bad; "We’re supposed to get together very soon to talk about the trajectory of Thanos in the next few years and it’s very exciting. It’s one of the better decisions I think I’ve made."
"It’s not voice work, it’s mo-cap", Brolin continued. "I’m there and I’m not in a booth. I’m being filmed. I have a bunch of crap on my face. [laughs] I’m being filmed by like thirty-four cameras? Thirty-six cameras? Something like that. Every movement, everything. So, it’s very new to me, it’s very exciting, it’s very unnerving. But I sure trust these guys!"
Given how much Marvel have built up Thanos as the ultimate villain, there's a ton of pressure on Brolin & co to deliver the goods. With Infinity War looming, it's likely we'll see more of the character sooner rather than later. Here's hoping he leaves an impression we won't quickly forget.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 is due to arrive in UK cinemas on April 27, 2018 before opening in US theatres on May 4th, 2018.