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MCU’s Thunderbolts movie has a director…

June 13th, 2022 by Marc Comments

We’ve thought for a while that a Thunderbolts movie was in development at Marvel as it really seemed a villainous super team was being put together and now it seems like we were right.

Robot & Frank director Jake Schreier has landed the gig along with Eric Pearson on writing duty.

In the comics The Thunderbolts are Marvel’s answer to DC’s Suicide Squad and word is this new version of the team will feature villains from throughout the MCU with Daniel Bruhl’s Baron Zemo leading the team made up of Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko), U.S. Agent (Wyatt Russell), Yelena Bolova (Florence Pugh) and Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who has been seen on Black Widow and Falcon and the Winter Soldier pulling the strings to bring these guys together.

Word is that Marvel’s D23 event in September will see the movie’s official announcement.

This could be a fun road for the MCU to go down and there’s plenty of villains throughout the movies crying out to be used in better ways… I mean, Sam Rockwell is right there, Marvel! Come on!

Let me know your thoughts, guys.

Source: THR

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….