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Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is undoubtedly one of the most enigmatic characters to appear in the fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When she was first shown in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) and then made a follow-up appearance in the end credits sequence of Black Widow (2021), it was abundantly clear that she seemed to be recruiting some of the more unsavory and morally complicated characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). What was the reason behind her actions? Even though we don’t know for certain what Fontaine’s goals are, we do know that she is putting together a group of truly remarkable people (except for the Avengers, of course). The upcoming film Thunderbolts (2024) is being billed as the conclusion to Marvel’s Phase 5 of the Multiverse Saga. It will feature an ensemble cast of infamous antagonists and anti-heroes from previous Marvel films and Disney+ shows. The Thunderbolts have a long and complicated history in the comics, with a constantly changing roster and varying motivations, which means that a live-action adaptation of the super team could go various ways depending on how the story is told.
We finally got our first real good look at the film at the Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studio Showcase at this year’s D23 Expo, where the full roster and cast were revealed, among other details for the highly anticipated project. Following its announcement at San Diego Comic-Con, the film was finally shown to the public for the first time. Read on to discover everything we know about Marvel’s Thunderbolts and learn more about the improbable alliance that has brought them together.
- Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova
- Harrison Ford as Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross
- Steven Yeun as The Sentry
- Olga Kurylenko as Antonia Dreykov
- Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes
- Hannah John-Kamen as Ava Starr
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
- David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov
- Wyatt Russell as John Walker
Thunderbolts Release Date
Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are getting very excited about the upcoming release of Marvel’s Thunderbolts, which is set to take place on July 26th, 2024. This thrilling movie is one of the four upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films, the others being Captain America: New World Order, Blade, and Deadpool 3, respectively. Thunderbolts are shaping up to be a must-see blockbuster event thanks to its impressive ensemble cast and exciting narrative.
Is There a Trailer for Thunderbolts?
Marvel Studios has not yet started filming for their upcoming movie, which is low on their schedule. However, Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, needed something to present to the audience at D23. To entice them to sign up, he showcased a striking piece of concept art created by Andy Park. The art featured the entire team in their full glory, with camera flashes and bright lights shining on them. The team consists of Valentina, Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), Red Guardian (David Harbour), Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), U.S. Agent (Wyatt Russell), and Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko). To showcase the cast, stage director Jake Schrier (Robot & Frank) and actors Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld), David Harbour (Stranger Things), Hannah John-Kamen (Ready Player One), Wyatt Russell (Overlord), and Sebastian Stan (Pam & Tommy) were brought in by Feige. Florence Pugh (Don’t Worry, Darling) also sent a message to the fans, even though she was unable to attend the event in person.
Who Is Making Thunderbolts?
Jake Schrier is going to be in charge of making Thunderbolts. Schrier made a big splash with the critically acclaimed film Robot & Frank (2012). Three years later, the movie version of Paper Towns (2015) was a big hit. Even though Schrier has made two movies that did okay, he has mostly stuck to making music videos, specials like Chance the Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring World, and the occasional episode of a TV show. Schrier will make Thunderbolts, his first full-length movie in almost nine years.
The script will be written by Lee Sung Jin (Beef) and Eric Pearson (Thor: Ragnarok, Black Widow). Kevin Feige will, of course, be in charge of making the movie. After the success of their Netflix show Beef, Sung Jin talked about how excited he was to work with Jake Schrier again.
Comic Book Origins of Thunderbolts?
Although the Thunderbolts and D.C.’s Suicide Squad may seem similar, there is a significant difference in their objectives. The Suicide Squad is forced to undertake dangerous missions with a low survival rate due to microscopic bombs implanted in their heads. On the other hand, the Thunderbolts aim to prove that even bad guys can change. The team was initially formed by Baron Helmut Zemo, an enemy of Captain America, who saw an opportunity to manipulate the public and gain power by creating a superhero team of reformed supervillains. The team’s success in reforming caused Zemo’s plan to backfire, and he was eventually removed from the group. Over time, many notable characters from the Marvel universe have joined the Thunderbolts, including heroes and villains.