Thunderbolts have been rumored for ages as joining the MCU in the very near future and Guardians of The Galaxy writer/director James Gunn had once revealed to press he wanted to make a film focused on the team mostly made-up of Marvel Comics villains.
The team is essentially the Marvel version of The Suicide Squad (might be why Gunn decided to direct their sequel) led by Baron Zemo in one incarnation.
How the MCU incarnation is going to be compared to the comics has yet to be determined.
It would make sense to have Thunderbolt Ross (played by William Hurt) becoming their Nick Fury and assembling the group with The Raft acting as a home base of operations.
The lineup of the Thunderbolts could likely have established characters such as Captain America: Civil War’s Zemo (played by Daniel Bruhl), Ant-Man & The Wasp’s Ghost (played by Hannah John-Kamen), Black Widow’s Taskmaster, and other villains previously seen in other MCU movies.
Kari Skogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) is directing with a writing team that consists of Malcolm Spellman, Michael Kastelein, and most notably John Wick creator Derek Kolstad.
Returning to their previous roles will be Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter/Agent 13), and Daniel Bruhl (Zemo).
New additions to the MCU include actors such as Wyatt Russell playing John Walker aka U.S. Agent, Desmond Chiam (The Shannara Chronicles), and Miki Ishikawa (The Terror).
I guess we’ll have to wait until we get a series trailer before we’ll know for sure what is going on in the series.
The series is set to begin airing on Disney+ starting sometime in the fall.
SOURCE: DANIEL RICHTMAN