Premiere: May 2, 2025

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.

During Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 it was announced that the Thunderbolts feature film would be the final chapter of the MCU’s Phase 5. However, as the script moved on from Pearson to multiple different writers, the film found itself bounced down the line and, as Marvel Studios reshuffled its entire slate, it’s now on track for a 2025 release.

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. Steven Yeun was cast as Robert Reynolds/Sentry but left the project before its 2024 start of production. In January 2024, Yeun dropped out of the film and was replaced by Lewis Pullman. In late January 2024, Geraldine Viswanathan joined the cast, replacing Ayo Edebiri in a supporting role.

On March 27th, 2024, Florence Pugh posted a behind-the-scenes look at the film to social media and revealed that the film’s title had been changed to Thunderbolts*. At the time, no information was provided about what the added asterisk might mean.


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
  • Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova / Black Widow
  • Lewis Pullman as Roberty Reynolds/Sentry
  • Sebastian Stan as James “Bucky” Barnes/Winter Soldier
  • David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian
  • Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S. Agent
  • Hannah John-Kamen as Ava Starr/Ghost
  • Olga Kurylenko as Antonia Dreykov/Taskmaster
  • Geraldine Viswanathan in an unknown role
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