This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War.
When we last saw Thanos (Josh Brolin) — in the final shot of Avengers: Infinity War — the Mad Titan was sitting inside his little shack on an unnamed planet, looking out at a rolling, tranquil field with a peaceful half-smile on his face. You’d never think this was a being who had just wiped out half of all living things in the known universe, including many of the Avengers and most of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
But since that was his mission and he had accomplished it, why not sit there satisfied with himself? The problem is, however, that there are still some Avengers out there, and they will no doubt come looking for Thanos in Avengers 4 as they try to undo the cataclysm he has created.
“There are a lot of things in the fourth (Avengers film) that I think are absolutely mind-blowing,” said Brolin when we got him on the phone recently. But even though Brolin is convinced that Avengers 4 will melt our brains, he not only won’t say any more about it but is not even exactly sure how it will all play out.
“Even though I saw some scenes, (directors Anthony and Joe Russo) were so covert,” explained the actor. “They did this genius thing like give you wrong scripts. By the time you did the scene and learned the scene, your mind was so fucked up and convoluted, you didn’t know exactly what you were doing and what the throughline was.
“So when I saw the movie, I was like, ‘I didn’t see that coming. I don’t remember that happening. I didn’t remember that being a story point,’” Brolin continues. “They’re kind of geniuses at hiding things from the people who may give them up in a reaction or a moment.”
With Brolin promising that the untitled fourth Avengers film will be “mind-blowing” and Chris Hemsworth recently describing it as “even more shocking” than Infinity War, May 2019 seems like it’s a long time away. In the meantime, you can catch more from our interview with Brolin next week as he gears up for the June 29 opening of his next movie, Sicario: Day of the Soldado.