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With an MCU Thunderbolts movie officially in development, here’s everything that’s known so far, including potential cast, story and release date.

A thunderbolts The movie is in the works at Marvel, and here’s everything we know about it so far, including the potential release date, cast, and story. Directed by director Jake Schreier thunderbolts Film and continues Marvel Studios long tradition of diving into the indie talent pool to find filmmakers. With the news of his employment, the thunderbolts Project that was rumored to be happening is official.

However, even before these rumors started doing the rounds a few months ago, many Marvel moviegoers had been speculating that a Thunderbolts team would make an appearance in the MCU for quite some time. Part of that is thanks to the unwavering presence of Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, who audiences believe deserves greater leadership than he’s been given. The introduction of new gray morale characters, Marvel’s darker tone in Phase 3 and beyond, and the success of the Thunderbolts’ DC anti-hero counterpart, the Suicide Squad, also lent weight to the idea that a Thunderbolts project might be in development.

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That thunderbolts The MCU film will likely be very different from the comics, which is par for the course for Marvel’s live-action films and TV shows. Nevertheless, some things have been secretly assembled for you in the MCU thunderbolts Movie. Here’s everything we know about the coming of Marvel thunderbolts Movie.

Who are the Thunderbolts?

Askmaster stands with the Thunderbolts, arms crossed

In the comics, the Thunderbolts are a group of reformed villains. The original team was formed by Baron Zemo after the Avengers were killed, but unknown to the rest of the world, the new Thunderbolts team were actually Zemo’s masters of evil in disguise. However, over time, the Thunderbolts actually begin to enjoy being seen as heroes and doing good, eventually overthrowing Zemo as their leader. In the comics, as with all comic book superteams, the Thunderbolts’ lineup and leadership has changed significantly over the years, with various members leaving and joining the team. However, one thing has always remained the same: the Thunderbolts are far more morally gray than the Avengers.


Thunderbolts film cast

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As mentioned above, the Comic Thunderbolts team has seen a revolving door of members over the years. However, there are already (or used to be) some characters in the MCU that have been linked to the team in the comics. Each of them has the potential to appear in Marvel’s thunderbolts Movie. This includes a number of characters who have led the Thunderbolts including Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl), Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Wilson Fisk/ Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofri0), even Norman Osborn/Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe). The only leader from the comics who probably wouldn’t appear is Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross/Red Hulk, since his actor William Hurt passed away. Other potential candidates include Contessa Val (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), who could very well play the role of thunderbolts Leader, Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), John Walker/US Agent (Wyatt Russell), Emil Blonsky/Abomination (Tim Roth), Jack Duquesne/Swordsman (Tony Dalton), Trish Walker/Hellcat (Rachael Taylor) and Ava/Ghost ( Hannah John Kamen).


Thunderbolt’s film history

Thunderbolts/Dark Avengers fan art

For now, plot details for thunderbolts are being kept under wraps and it’s not clear yet if there’s even a script. However, there are many ways for the MCU to do this. With Zemo’s end in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Clearly fielding more of him in the future, it’s entirely possible that the MCU will adapt a version of the team’s origin story from the comics, in which Zemo recruits a team of villains disguised as heroes. With Contessa Val now in the mix, and Zemo seemingly playing both sides, it’s more likely that Marvel will forego the villain origins and make them straight into a team of anti-heroes and other heroes fallen from grace. It’s unclear what might lie ahead for them, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the story thunderbolts Film set up in a Disney+ show or two.


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Thunderbolts Movie Estimated Release Date

MCU Thunderbolts fan art

That thunderbolts The film has only just found its director, which means it will likely be some time before it hits theaters. However, Black widow‘s Eric Pearson is already set to write the script, so the project is coming together. The film is rumored to start filming next summer, meaning an estimated summer 2024 release date is expected. Considering that Marvel has its release schedule projected through 2023, that sounds spot on in two years time.

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