Premiere: July 26, 2024
Following a late 2021 rumor that stated that a Thunderbolts project was going ahead at Marvel Studios, a June 2022 trade report not only confirmed the project but also announced a few names charged with bringing it to the big screen. The director’s chair is said to be filled by Jake Schreier with the script being penned by Black Widow writer Eric Pearson.
This project will certainly bring back a few familiar faces from past Marvel Studios projects, even if said characters to transition to this ensemble project are still unconfirmed. Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘s Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Wyatt Russell‘s U.S. Agent, Florence Pugh‘s, Yelena Belova, and Daniel Brühl‘s Baron Zemo are among the most likely to do so.
With production set to begin in the summer of 2023, there’s a big possibility this feature will end up taking one of Marvel Studios’ 2024 release slots. Taking into consideration the usual production timeline for Marvel Studios movies, a July 26, 2024 premiere could be in the cards.
This would all be confirmed during Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 with the official announcement that the Thunderbolts feature film would be the final chapter of the MCU’s Phase 5.
The team’s full (?) line-up was announced in September 2022 at D23. Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, with Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Olga Kurylenko, and Hannah John-Kamen also reprising their characters from previous projects.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
- Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova / Black Widow
- David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian
- Sebastian Stan as James “Bucky” Barnes / Winter Soldier
- Wyatt Russell as John Walker / U.S. Agent
- Olga Kurylenko as Antonia Dreykov / Taskmaster
- Hannah John-Kamen as Ava Starr / Ghost