John Walker entered the MCU as the new Captain America but wasn’t able to stick around for very long. John immediately realized he wasn’t Steve Rogers without the Super Soldier Serum pumping through his body, and the mix of the Serum and PTSD turned out to be devastating for the hero. The original Captain America was eventually appointed back by Valentina Allegra de Fontaine to serve as her U.S. Agent. The situation has now become ready for John to command the Thunderbolts into action. On that note, actor Wyatt Russell was contacted by The Playlist and asked if he had already been notified about the movie. He said as follows:
Who Are The Thunderbolts in the comics?
The Thunderbolts are a team of ex-criminals who have turned righteous in comic books. After the Avengers were destroyed, Baron Zemo formed the original team; however, unbeknownst to the entire world, Zemo’s Masters of Evil were actually performing under the pretense of the Thunderbolts. However, as time passed by, the Thunderbolts begin to appreciate being heroes and doing justice, and eventually deposed Zemo as their commander. The Thunderbolts’ roster and leadership have seen a major fluctuation in the comics throughout the years as numerous characters have joined and left the squad. But one thing has never changed: the Thunderbolts are much more ethically questionable than the Avengers.
Wyatt Russell’s response to the Thunderbolts movie announcement:
Wyatt Russell of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was questioned by The Playlist about his thoughts on the upcoming Thunderbolts movie news and whether or not he was astonished by it. The actor who plays the anti-hero U.S. Agent revealed that, while he is aware of what his colleagues are considering, he is unaware of what will transpire in the end. “No, I really didn’t know. You know the idea. Right? I’m not a moron. I mean, I know what they’re thinking of, but you don’t know when they’re going to do it if they’re going to do it, what’s going to happen. You know, that was 2019 we started shooting, so that’s like three years ago that I played this character. Kind of almost is like, ‘Out of sight, out of mind,’ in a weird way. You know, you’re doing other things and living your life, and so it’s like, ‘Oh, what, who, what’s the character again? Like, I don’t even know how to do it again'”.
“I’m just waiting on it. You wait on it until, like, they announce it. They keep it really, really tight, and it’s like, you respect that because they’ve got other bottom lines to look out for than what they think I need to know,” he added.
Russell responded to the question of where he would want to see the character go by saying, “I always just want it to be something interesting. Don’t rehash it. Don’t make me do the same thing. Don’t make me do the same person. That I don’t like. I haven’t done sequels to things that I’ve done ever, so I don’t have a ton of experience. I don’t want to play the same character twice. That’s really boring. Right?”.