If you are well-versed with Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then you would be left mulling over one of the most mysterious characters of the MCU, that is, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). Fontaine was initially introduced in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) followed by an appearance in the end credits sequence of Black Widow (2021). By now, we can infer that Fontaine is gathering a group of morally ambiguous characters from the MCU, but why? That is the question.
Thunderbolts will be concluding Marvel’s Phase 5 of the Multiverse Saga which will bring together an ensemble cast of former villains and anti-heroes who were featured in previous films and Disney + shows. According to Collider, “The Thunderbolts have a long and complicated history in the comics, with a constantly changing roster and varying motivations, so a live-action adaptation for the super team could go a variety of ways.”
After Thunderbolts’ making was announced at San Diego Comic-Con, the full roster and cast were revealed at the Marvel, Lucasfilm and the 20th Century Studio Showcase at this year’s D23 Expo which provided an excellent peak into the project. Here are all the details we have managed to gather so far regarding Marvel’s Thunderbolts.
When can we expect Marvel’s Thunderbolts to release?
As per the official announcements made by the creators of the movie, Marvel’s Thunderbolts is all set to release in theatres on July 26th, 2024. 2024 is the year that abounds Marvel’s releases including Captain America: New World Order, Blade and Deadpool 3.
What will Thunderbolts be based upon?
Readers and fans of Marvel’s comics have compared the Thunderbolts with DC’s Suicide Squad. On the face of it, both the teams appear to possess similar social functions; however, on a deeper level, they couldn’t be more different. On one hand, the Suicide Squad was advertently sent on missions owing to the microscopic bombs planted in their heads, whereas on the other, the Thunderbolts were being sent on suicide missions where they aimed to present villains reformed in the public eye.
The seed of this idea was fertilized in the mind of the bureaucratic Captain America foe, Baron Helmut Zemo, who was also able to gather some of the most infamous super-villains, touted as the Masters of Evil, who were temporarily “unemployed” when Onslaught wiped out all of Earth’s heroes. In order to create a niche in the market of superhero teams and expand his global power, Zemo gathered his team of conspirators which included Goliath, Fixer, Screaming Mimi, Beattle, and Moonstone. The villains donned new alter egos to buy into this façade, assuming the roles of Citizen V, Atlas, Songbird, MACH-1 and Meteorite respectively.
However, Zemo’s plan to conquer the world backfired as his team ended up doing the only thing he didn’t want them to do: reform.
Who are the cast members in Thunderbolts?
At the time of writing, the following list of cast members is reportedly featuring in Marvel’s Thunderbolts:
- Black Widow’s Florence Pugh
- David Harbour
- Olga Kurylenko
- The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Sebastian Stan
- Wyatt Russell
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus
- Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Hannah John-Kamen
- Harrison Ford as Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolts will be directed by Jake Schrier, who is popular for the critically acclaimed Robot & Frank (2012), followed by Paper Towns (2015). As per the reports, Thunderbolts will be Schrier’s first feature film in nine years.
Is there an official trailer for Thunderbolts?
Unfortunately, the official trailer for Marvel’s Thunderbolts has not been released yet; in fact, the movie hasn’t even begun filming owing to its positionality in Marvel’s schedule.
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