Florence Pugh and Sebastian Stan are all set to lead a team of antiheroes in Marvel’s new film Thunderbolts. Marvel studio president Kevin Feige revealed the cast of the upcoming film during the D23 Expo. Stan will reprise his role as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier in the movie, and Pugh will take on her part as Yelena Belova, the new Black Widow. Meanwhile, Stranger Things star David Harbour will reprise his role as Alexei Shostakov or Red Guardian.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus will play Valentina Allegra de Fontaine and Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S. Agent are some of the biggest names who will appear in the upcoming film. Looking at the Thunderbolts’ history in the comics, this team is different from any version of the group that has appeared on the pages before.
Although they have all been Thunderbolt’s members in previous stories, this specific group will be seen together for the first time in the 2024 movie, according to The Direct. While Pugh couldn’t attend the announcement in person, the actress did send along a pre-recorded message. Florence said in the audio, “I am so gutted that I’m not there in person to say hi, but I am unbelievably excited to be joining this cast.”
The actress added, “So please, from me, can you show a lot of love to my cast mates?” The Don’t Worry Darling star couldn’t make it to the event because she’s in the process of filming Dune: Part 2. Louis-Dreyfus also posted a photo to her Instagram from the event where she grinned alongside Stan and Russell.
She captioned the photo, ‘Here we go! #Thunderbolts @marvel @imsebastianstan #WyattRussell.’ In the Marvel comics, the Thunderbolts are an antihero team full of reformed villains who work for the U.S. government. The team has consisted of a number of different characters over the years after first appearing in 1997. According to Variety, Thunderbolts will premiere in July 2024.