Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced the upcoming phases of the MCU at the D23 Expo. One of the upcoming projects fans were highly excited about was Thunderbolts, a team of reformed supervillains. The studio revealed it to be the last film under phase 5 of the MCU. The team included Ghost, Red Guardian, Yelena Belova, the Winter Soldier, US Agent, and Taskmaster. Although fans expected to see more characters joining the antihero team, they were still happy with the cast.
The MCU will start its phase 5 with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and conclude with Thunderbolts. Marvel fans have been discussing the film and are sharing their ideas about what may happen in the film. David Harbour, who made his MCU debut in the 2021 Black Widow, has been sharing small details about his second film in the MCU.
Thunderbolts is Not What Fans Expect, Says David Harbour
Although Marvel Studios has not provided many updates about the upcoming film, David Harbour is making sure that fans are hooked to Thunderbolts. In his recent interview with Collider, the Stranger Things star shared that this new team will bring new things to the MCU.
The American actor also shared that he has not read the finished script of the film. However, he has been told what the arc of the characters and the film would be. Harbour described it as “really good” and something that no one would expect.
The Extraction star then mentioned that Thunderbolts incorporates a couple of new things, that no one has seen in the MCU so far. Talking about the co-stars he mentioned, “Julia Louis Dreyfus’ character is going to be, in a bigger way, explored.”
Although Black Widow did now receive a very positive reaction from fans, fans still loved the presence of Red Guardian and Yelena Belovo in the film. Fans loved Florence Pugh’s character. And once again saw Pugh in the role in the Disney+ series Hawkeye.
Now, the Violent Night star has revealed that fans will get to see more of him and the Don’t Worry Darling star in the upcoming film. “One of the things you’ll probably know is that I and Florence dynamic will be in there and explored in a way that’s really cool,” he said.
David Harbour Loves the Mercenary Element in the MCU
Talking about his next MCU film, Harbour shared that he loves the mercenary element in the MCU. The Hellboy star mentioned that he likes it now that MCU is starting to focus on these characters.
“MCU has always been sort of elevated in a certain way. Captain America, even Iron Man, although he has egos, are always in it for the right reasons or ultimately does the right thing,” David Harbour said. Talking about his fellow team members he shared that he loves these guys, who are a bunch of losers.
Following the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, there have been multiple theories about how its ending sets up a storyline for Thunderbolts.
And now that the Black Widow star has said that Julia Louis Dreyfus’ character will be explored in a bigger way, it can lead to some connection with the fan theory. In Wakanda Forever, Valentina Allegra makes her intention clear about waging a war against Wakanda.
Fans believe that the villainous team could be used to invade Wakanda in the upcoming film. However, the studio has not confirmed anything yet.
Thunderbolts will release on July 26, 2024.