Thunderbolts is one of the most anticipated Phases 5 Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Phase 5 of the MCU will conclude with the crossover film’s release on July 26, 2024. The film has an impressive ensemble cast, with many familiar faces returning from prior MCU outings. There will be some villains and anti-heroes on the Thunderbolts squad who will have to learn to work together for the greater good.
In the following, you’ll learn everything there is to know about Thunderbolts. The theatrical release date, the Disney Plus release date, the trailer release date, and the cast information are all included. We will also provide a comprehensive compilation of Thunderbolt spoilers.
There are no Thunderbolt spoilers to be found in the majority of this piece. If you don’t want to know any of the spoiler aspects of the plot that have been leaking out, don’t read our “Leaks and rumors” section. While we try to keep spoilers out of titles, there may still be information that you don’t want to learn. No need to panic, though; we’ll give you another heads-up before we get to that part.
Thunderbolts Release Date
Just announced in Hall H:
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 24, 2022
On July 26, 2024, audiences will be able to see Marvel’s Thunderbolts in theaters. Filming is scheduled to begin in the first few months of 2023. In 2022, Eric Pearson (Black Widow) was hired to pen the script after director Jake Schreier (Thunderbolts) was confirmed. While Thunderbolts was supposed to wrap up Phase 5 for the MCU, Blade has since been rescheduled to take that role.
It’s hard to keep up with Marvel’s current list of projects and expected releases. therefore it’s possible that everything may change as the MCU Phase 5 progresses through 2023 and 2024, but hopefully, nothing will.
Assuming Marvel doesn’t change their minds, the movie will open on that day in theaters around the world. As nothing has gone according to plan over the previous few years in terms of Marvel’s MCU films and Disney + series, it’s safe to assume that nothing is final at this point.
Thunderbolts Movie Story
For the time being, Thunderbolts’ story specifics are being kept under wraps, and it’s unclear whether or not there is even a script yet. Yet, the Thunderbolts have a lot of potential storylines in the MCU. The film doesn’t need to spend time on character origins because they already know most of the players.
Most of the Thunderbolt members are already more likable than their comic book counterparts, hinting that the film will not initially portray them as villains but instead make them anti-heroes. It’s not certain what they might encounter, but it wouldn’t be surprising if the Disney+ shows they watch end up setting up the events of the Thunderbolts movie.
Andy Park, head of the visual effects department at Marvel Studios, has also hinted at connections to the character Black Widow. This isn’t really shocking, given that Yelena, Red Guardian, and Taskmaster are all involved, so it’s safe to assume that many of the same plot threads will be continued. This could suggest that Natasha Romanoff, the MCU’s first anti-hero, is honored in the film as well.
At the D23 Expo in September of 2022, Marvel revealed the Thunderbolts cast. Though Kevin Feige has already announced a number of familiar faces who will reprise their MCU roles, the Thunderbolts roster is sure to contain a few pleasant surprises. You may expect to see these Marvel characters and more in the crossover:
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
- David Harbour as Red Guardian
- Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost
- Sebastian Stan as James ‘Bucky’ Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier
- Florence Pugh as Yelena Boleva
- Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster
- Wyatt Russell as John Walker, aka US Agent
Who Is Making Thunderbolts?
Director Jake Schrier has been tapped for Thunderbolts. Schrier first gained attention with the release of Robot & Frank in 2012, which was widely praised by critics. Three years later, in 2015, his adaptation of Paper Towns became a smashing commercial and critical hit (2015).
Schrier has directed a handful of music videos, specials like Chance the Rapper’s Beautiful Coloring World, and the occasional television episode in addition to his two somewhat successful features. Schrier has been making short films for the past few years.
Thunderbolts will be his first full-length film in nearly a decade. As was widely speculated, Kevin Feige will serve as producer, with Black Widow and Thor: Ragnarok (2017) screenwriter Eric Pearson penning the script.
Is There a Trailer for Thunderbolts?
Marvel isn’t in a hurry to start promoting Thunderbolts because they have three other movies with bigger budgets and bigger star power coming out before it, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Marvels, and Captain America: New World Order. To date, June 2022’s first announcement and the accompanying lineup picture are the only available Thunderbolts visuals.