Thunderbolts Plot Reportedly Will Have Madame Hydra Lead Villainous Team to Invade Wakanda, Fans Claim Marvel Getting Too Real This Time

Thunderbolts waging a war on Wakanda?
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While DC’s Suicide Squad made villains the center of focus for once, Marvel has been keen on giving the reins to the good guys. That is, until now. With whatever updates fans have received so far about Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming project, Thunderbolts, it looks like the villains finally found their time to shine.

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In the recent D23 Expo Showcase that took place in September 2022, Marvel made huge announcements about what fans should look forward to. This included news about projects like Loki season 2, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Thunderbolts, and more. While director Kevin Feige unmasked the cast of Thunderbolts, there are now more updates about the possible plot of the movie.

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Watch Out Wakanda, Thunderbolts are Here

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine

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According to credible industry source, DanielRPK, the upcoming Thunderbolts will see an anti-hero ensemble team up and pay a visit to the home of Black Panther, Wakanda. One thing that is for sure is that the visit won’t be a friendly one.

Apparently, Marvel is currently discussing a project about the U.S. government led by Valentina Allegra de Fontaine AKA Madame Hydra, who might be forming a villainous group to wage a war against Wakanda. However, the plot is not yet confirmed to be for Thunderbolts. It could very well be a thing of the far future. On the other hand, Thunderbolts’ cast reveal does hint towards this storyline being followed in the movie.


After receiving this update, fans have hilariously compared this to real life, with one Twitter user stating that Marvel is finally giving an accurate representation of the U.S. foreign policy. While some are busy comparing the storyline to reality, others are more interested in the fictional world. They expressed their worries for Wakanda, stating that the country has already gone through a rollercoaster, and another rollercoaster awaits in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.


Whether the plot is for Thunderbolts or not, fan reactions suggest that they are looking forward to seeing how the interesting storyline pans out. Jake Schreier directing the movie, makes it all the more interesting as this would be his first step into the superhero genre.

Thunderbolts’ Cast Revealed

The expected lineup of Thunderbolts.

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In the D23 Expo Showcase Marvel revealed the cast that would be forming the villainous Thunderbolts group. To fans’ surprise, the cast is filled to the brim with familiar faces. The most surprising addition to the cast is undoubtedly Sebastian Stan who will once again be seen as Bucky Barnes. Since Bucky was supposed to be turning a new leaf as seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, his part in the anti-hero squad seems a little contradictory.


The other cast members who are reprising their respective roles in the movie include Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, David Harbour as Red Guardian, Wyatt Russell as John Walker, Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster, and Hannah John-Kamen as Ava Starr.

The Nick Fury of Thunderbolts, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine will be played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She will act as the group’s ringleader and given her history with HYDRA, who knows what she has got cooking?

However, to fans’ shock, Daniel Bruhl who plays Zemo wasn’t on the long list of cast members announced. Given that Zemo was a huge part of the comics, leaving him out didn’t make much sense to the fans. Maybe Marvel wants to keep his role hidden? Nonetheless, it looks like Thunderbolts is already setting high expectations for its release.


While Thunderbolts hasn’t started filming, it is expected to release in 2024, capping off Marvel’s Phase 5.

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