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Is there a Thunderbolts movie coming as part of the MCU?

May 14th, 2019 by Marc Comments

So, I have – and make no secret of it – a very love/hate relationship with the MCU. I love some of it, i hate other parts.

One of the things that annoys me most is how it treated its villains, especially in the early days.

I still have forgiven them for killing Jeff Bridges’ Obadiah Stane in the first Iron Man all those years ago. And it continues with the likes of Christopher Eccleston in Thor: The Dark Work and – oh, this still makes me angry – Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2!

How can they take some of the world’s greatest actors and resign them to poor villain status – who, like a plastic bottle, are one-use only?!

Gaaaah!

Well, it looks like we may be something to ease the pain… a Thunderbolts movie.

Who?!

Well, the Thunderbolts are kinda Marvel’s version of Suicide Squad only in Suicide Squad the villains are forced (usually) to do good things, whereas the Thunderbolts is a group of bad guys trying to make amends.

Word is the plan is to make it a series of movies and to feature villains – likely pre-established in the MCU – coming together to make a superteazm of their own.

And word is the bad guy will be The Leader AKA Samuel Sterns – played by Tim Blake Nelson in the Edward Norton Hulk movie.

Although, like Norton himself, I’d imagine he’ll be recast if this happens.

Interestingly, speaking of Hulk, Red Hulk is a core member of the Thunderbolts and, in the comics, he is actually General Ross, played in The Incredible Hulk, Civil War and more by William Hurt – could he be back in a bigger role?

Anyway, it’s all speculation at this stage (apparently) but I’d pay to see this one.

Thoughts?

Source: WeGotThisCovered

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….