Avengers: Infinity War is finally here and even though it is in theaters, there is still some that have yet to see it. Thanos creator, Jim Starlin, however, was able to preview the film and decided to pass on his opinion of it, and it wasn’t at all bad.
Jim Starlin has said some very harsh things about Marvel in general, since he felt he was being paid very lowly for his characters being used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He then moved on from the publisher. He has also expressed how it took multiple looks to Thanos before he was approved, and it was because he was sent back to the drawing board with, “Rip off Darkseid, the really good one.” It would have been absolutely no shock if he wasn’t even invited to the premiere, but not only was he invited, he gave it a great review.
His Facebook post read:
“The Avengers the Infinity War! I really have to watch what I say here, so as to not spoil the many surprises this film holds (even for me). So let me stick with generalities, with a few specifics tossed in at the end, concerning Josh Brolin. Visually spectacular, as are all the Marvel movies. But this film hits emotional depths few of the others have even come close to, yet humor takes center stage at all the rights moments.
There are a couple times my chest constricted from what I was seeing, making me want to cry. You’ll recognize those instances when you watch the film. Brolin is an incredible Thanos, moving and emoting just as I tried to portray him in the comics. The movie’s two and a half running time shoots past nearly unnoticed. The thing is though, I feel I’m going to have to view the film a number of more times before I get a solid grip on just how good it is. Still at that rather stunned point.
Yes, I know my opinion should be considered a bit biased, because of my connection to the production but the Russos, Markus, McFeely and everyone else involved in this film get my heartfelt thanks for bringping everyone’s favorite Titan to life in the best way possible, in a jaw-droppingly awesome fashion. Ten out of ten thumbs up.”
With most fans thinking Starlin would be incredibly critical of Josh Brolin, it is wonderful to see how he took to the Deadpool 2 actor in the villain role. He also is very well known for unbiased opinions regardless of his feelings, so even with his personal issues toward Marvel Editors, and the pay, it is most likely he means every word of the above statement.
Do you agree with his thoughts? If you have not seen the film, does this get you more pumped? Be sure to let us know in the comments!