It is reported that Florence Pugh will be the lead in Marvel’s Thunderbolts movie that is currently in development for the MCU.
The info is legit as it comes from a reporter from Deadline, Justin Kroll, who talked about Thunderbolts on The Town podcast on Spotify.
“[Florence Pugh] has got the Marvel superhero that’s already got a spin-off. Upcoming for her, actually, on that character is this Thunderbolts film, which is basically Marvel’s Suicide Squad,” stated Kroll.
Kroll continued, “Hopefully, it has better results. But the concept is it’d be her leading the team of like Wyatt Russell’s [John Walker], Daniel Bruhl’s [Zemo], those anti-heroes that aren’t exactly good but aren’t exactly bad. So there’s that. And people seem to like the Yelena character.”
Thunderbolts similar to DC’s Suicide Squad
Florence Pugh first appeared in the Black Widow movie and is the sister to Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanov. Following that, Pugh appeared in the Disney Plus Hawkeye series.
She’s become really popular as Florence Pugh has got Don’t Worry Darling, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, The Wonder, A Good Person, Christoper Nolan’s Oppenheimer, Dune Part 2, and The Maid in the works.
Thunderbolts starring Florence Pugh makes sense as the project was first announced back in June which has the writer of the Black Widow movie, Eric Pearson, penning the script, with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige producing.
Jake Schreier is directing and is known for Lodge 49, Kidding, and Beef.
Thunderbolts has also been described as revolving around a group of supervillains or at least characters who have played bad guys at one point in MCU, as Marvel has contacted various MCU actors about filming next Summer.
In addition to Yelena, John Walker, and Zemo, characters mentioned as possibilities include Ghost, Taskmaster, Winter Soldier, and The Abomination who is appearing in She-Hulk.
San Diego Comic-Con saw the announcement that Thunderbolts will end Marvel’s Phase 5 and get released on July 26, 2024.