An A-list crew of familiar cast members for the upcoming team-up Marvel film, Thunderbolts, was announced by Kevin Feige during the D23 Expo panel on Saturday. According to Variety, the cast includes Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier, David Harbour as Red Guardian. Don’t Worry Darling: Florence Pugh ‘Turned Away’ From Olivia Wilde During Standing Ovation For Her Performance at Venice Film Festival.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as La Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine, Wyatt Russell as John Walker aka U.S. Agent, Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster and Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost.
Julia’s character had recruited U.S. Agent in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and sent Yelena on a mission to kill Hawkeye in the post-credits scene of Black Widow. Harbour’s Red Guardian and Kurylenko’s Taskmaster were both introduced in 2021’s Black Widow, along with Pugh’s Yelena. John-Kamen’s Ghost debuted back in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Stan’s Bucky was last time in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
At D23, the whole cast of Thunderbolts was on stage, except for Pugh. “It’s good to be back as the most boring Avenger,” Russell said on stage, while Stan joked “Listen, these are my kinds of people.” Thunderbolts: Kevin Feige To Produce New Film That Is in Works at Marvel Studios, Jake Shreier To Direct.
Feige revealed that the movie will start filming early next year. As per Variety, this movie was officially announced in July during Marvel’s Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, along with its July 26, 2024 release date. Jake Schreier will direct, with Eric Pearson attached to write the screenplay.