Seems like the Stranger Things stars are slowly making their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After casting David Harbour as Red Guardian and Shawn Levy taking over as director for Deadpool 3, Sadie Sink is also expected to join the MCU soon. The 20-year-old actor could join her Stanger Things co-star in Thunderbolts. New reports have suggested that the studio might be planning to cast her as Songbird for the upcoming film.
The Whale star is popularly known for her role in the Netflix show, Stranger Things. Following the talk of being Jean Gray in the MCU’s X-Men, Sink could potentially start her MCU journey alongside Thunderbolts.
Sadie Sink Reportedly to Join MCU as Songbird
After being speculated to be Jean Grey in X-Men, Sadie Sink is considered to be cast as Songbird for the 2024 film, Thunderbolts. Reports have suggested that the studio is planning to introduce the supervillain, also known as Screaming Mimi, in the upcoming film.
Songbird was originally introduced as a villain and later transitioned into a superhero as she joined Thunderbolts. As the studio is moving ahead with introducing new characters in the cinematic universe, fans are also expecting to see the Screaming Mimi making her MCU debut in the future.
Marvel Studios announced Thunderbolts under phase 5 of the MCU. The president of the studio, Kevin Feige, also revealed the members of the anti-hero team, consisting of Winter Soldier, Yelena Belovo, Red Guardian, US Agent, Taskmaster, Ghost, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the leader of the whole operation.
However, the studio has kept the plot of the upcoming film under wraps. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has reportedly said that fans would meet new and existing characters in Thunderbolts. As time goes on, fans started speculating that more characters could also join the film.
Fans also shared their thoughts on the news. While some seem excited to see the Eli star as Songbird, others still found her perfect to be Jean Grey. They also argued that the 20-year-old actor is too young to portray the character in the MCU.
However, the studio has not confirmed anything yet. Sadie Sink could make her MCU debut with Thunderbolts in the next phase. After David Harbour, she would be the next Stranger Things star to join the MCU and the anti-hero team.
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Who is Melissa Joan Gold, aka Songbird?
Melissa Joan Gold, aka, Songbird, was first introduced in Marvel Two-In-One #54 in May 1979. Bron in a poor household and troubled by her father’s abuse, Melissa Gold ran away from her home in search of her mother.
She started living on the streets after taking up the name of her mother, Mimi. However, she ended up in prison. There she joined a costumed wrestling team, Grapplers, as Screaming Mimi. After leaving the Grapplers, she joined Helmut Zemo’s Masters of Evil, where she met Angar the Screamer and fell in love with him.
However, after losing him in a robbery she went on a screaming rampage and lost her voice. Zemo rescued her and the Fixer gave her supersonic abilities by implanting Klaw’s Sonic Horn in her neck. Mellisa Gold was then introduced as Songbird and also joined Zemo’s antihero team, Thunderbolts.
Marvel comic fans have been waiting for her MCU debut. With the studio exploring and introducing new characters in the upcoming phases of the MCU, fans are also expecting to see Screaming Mimi. The studio has not said anything about the character joining the next phase, but fans seem excited to see Sadie Sink as Songbird.
Stranger Things is available to stream on Netflix.
Thunderbolts is set to release on 26 July 2024.