The Marvel Phase Three adventure Guardians of the Galaxy is currently the top-grossing movie of 2014, shattering the expectations of fans and box office prognosticators alike. While the film certainly expanded the Marvel Cinematic Universe in huge ways, it also represented the first time fans got to see their first real look at the Mad Titan himself, Thanos, played by Josh Brolin.

The project is Josh Brolin's first foray into the MCU, and in a recent interview, the actor spoke about how the project came along at just the right time for him.

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"Right after No Country for Old Men, I got offered a big, big, big movie. It just didn't feel right to me. Then something like Marvel comes along. We did (Guardians of the Galaxy) and it felt perfect. I still feel great about that project. ... I like what it represents."

When asked to elaborate on how much the project meant to him, the actor had this to say, while comparing director James Gunn to Paul Thomas Anderson and the Coen Brothers.

"The (career) trajectory. It's very difficult for me not to look at the whole trajectory. The minute I get pigeonholed as some art-house guy, I love the idea of doing something different. It's not the genre I'm going for. It's not the title I'm going for. It's the role, or the type of director. think (Guardians director) James Gunn is so amazing. (When) I met with those Marvel guys (Marvel Studios co-president Louis D'Esposito and president Kevin Feige) ... I just loved seeing them and what they were about. They're really just kind of geeks (for) story. They love story and they don't try to hide it under any kind of coolness. 'This movie's going to make a lot of money' or 'This is going to do something for your career' - there's none of that talk. The Coen Brothers are the same way. P. T. Anderson is the same way. So I don't really see any difference between my conversations with Marvel and my conversations with P. T. Anderson."

Last month, the actor revealed that he only knows about one other Thanos appearance in upcoming Marvel movies, with another two or three possibly coming down the line. When do you think the Mad Titan will show up next? Chime in with your thoughts below.