FandomWire’s sources have claimed that Marvel Studios are working towards building their own villainous team-up by means of the Thunderbolts.
The MCU’s line-up will be slightly different to the comics as it consists of villains such as Wyatt Russel’s US Agent, Daniel Bruhl’s Baron Zemo, and Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova.
It also seems that Marvel will be also trying to get the Abomination who appeared in The Incredible Hulk to join the Thunderbolts. His membership has not been confirmed yet but Marvel is attempting to reel this monstrous villain into the fold.
Florence Pugh is set to appear in the Black Widow movie coming in May and both US Agent and Zemo are set to appear in the Falcon and Winter Soldier series coming in 2021.
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It would seem that the events of both Black widow and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will play roles in establishing the Thunderbolts team. Prior rumors indicated that the Dark Avengers were being established but our sources counter this by saying that they are leading into a Thunderbolts appearance.
This makes sense as the leader of the Dark Avengers was none other than Sony’s Norman Osborn who Marvel may struggle to get a hold on. However, Zemo, who is donning the iconic mask in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has led his own team of Thunderbolts in the comics.
For those who do not know, the Thunderbolts are a group of supposedly reformed Marvel villains who are sanctioned by the government to undergo black ops missions.
The Thunderbolts are basically the Marvel version of DC’s Suicide Squad and, throughout the years, they have had various famous members including villains such as the Green Goblin, Bullseye, and even Venom.
Hopefully, there will be an announcement from Marvel Studios regarding the Thunderbolts soon but it could very well spoil their upcoming projects and so they may stay quiet for now.
It is unclear right now on how exactly this could play into the future MCU projects but if it does, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will expand into uncharted territory for live-action Marvel.
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