First Details on ‘Thunderbolts’ Emerge as ‘The Bear’ Showrunner Takes a Crack at the Script

After the start of production was delayed several times, Marvel Studios Thunderbolts is set to get in front of cameras in just two weeks. Originally written as a sequel to Black Widow by Eric Pearson, who is now working on the script for Matt Shakman’s The Fantastic Four, the film’s script has been passed on to several writers since. Now, according to a trade report, Marvel Studios has brought some real creative firepower on board to touch up the script ahead of filming.

Aaron Couch and Borys Kit have revealed that Joanna Calo, the showrunner of the hit FX series The Bear, was recently hired by the studio to sharpen the script. In the same report, the first details about the titular team have been revealed and sound pretty in line with what’s been suspected about the film for some time. Given the film features stars Florence Pugh and Sebastian Stan, a plot involving the potential death of one or the other would certainly be met with some outrage. Wyatt Russell, David Harbour, Olga Kurylenko and Hannah John-Kamen–all of whom are reprising roles from prior MCU projects–are also part of the cast. Pugh’s Yelena Belova, Russell’s John Walker, Kurylenko’s Taskmaster and John-Kamen‘s Ghost make up the core of the Thunderbolts team.

According to an insider with knowledge of the script, Thunderbolts “centers on villains and antiheroes going on a mission that was supposed to end with their deaths.” Given what else is known about the film, it’s reasonable to assume that mission will put the team in the sights of the powerful Sentry, now set to be played by Lewis Pullman.

Thunderbolts is set to debut in theaters May 2, 2025.

Source: THR

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