In Marvel comics, the Thunderbolts have had a moderately sophisticated historical past, typically showing as hero varieties and different occasions enjoying for the villains’ aspect underneath Baron Zemo, Norman Osborn, or Wilson Fisk, relying on the arc. Proper now, a lot of the characters we have been launched to on the Thunderbolts workforce are extra within the antihero grey space than full-blown supervillain territory, however given that every one three of the aforementioned dangerous guys have now appeared within the MCU, it is doable the Thunderbolts may develop into the Masters of Evil underneath the steering of a returning mastermind.
Would that be a universe drop, although? It could be extra just like the Thunderbolts story we all know advised in a special order. “It will be actually thrilling simply on that universe stage to have that factor,” Harbour says cryptically of the “sudden” a part of “Thunderbolts.” Until he is overstating the matter, this looks like a shock that may have far-reaching results on the way forward for the MCU, not simply the Thunderbolts themselves. After all, every thing we see from Marvel within the subsequent few years might be transferring in direction of “Avengers: Kang Dynasty,” the movie titled after Jonathan Majors’ villain who first appeared in “Loki” final yr. May Kang be concerned within the “Thunderbolts” twist? We’ll have to attend and see.
Except for “universe-drops,” Harbour says we will anticipate “totally different variations on [the] relationship” between Alexei and Yelena (Florence Pugh), who we final noticed collectively in “Black Widow.” Plus, he says, the story has one thing going for it that appeals to him: “The story itself is a superb story a couple of bunch of losers. And I like tales like that.”
“Thunderbolts” will hit theaters on July 26, 2024.