A moment of silence for another blond male white dude as Marvel Comics is replacing Robert Reynolds aka The Sentry, which is happening right before Steven Yeun plays the character in the MCU’s Thunderbolts movie.
While we are still mourning the losses of Mar-vell, Steve Rogers, and Wendell Vaughn, on Wednesday, Marvel Comics announced a new Sentry limited series is being released from writer Jason Loo who is known for writing Marvel’s Voices: Identity, and others, with the art by Luigi Zagaria.
“The saga of Bob Reynolds and the Sentry was one of the defining Marvel Comics mysteries of the 2000s, and now, it’s time to reveal a whole new layer behind Marvel’s Golden Guardian! Bob Reynolds may be gone, but the power of the Sentry can never be destroyed and if he doesn’t return to claim it, others will…” teases Marvel.com.
Marvel confirms a new Sentry
“Who will be the new Sentry?” questions Marvel.com. “The Sentry is dead, but ordinary people all over the world are suddenly manifesting his powers and experiencing snippets of Bob Reynolds’ memories. But not everyone can be trusted with such responsibility, sparking a violent conflict to control the Sentry’s legacy.”
The site adds, “Will one of them survive long enough to emerge as the new Sentry? Or will their newfound power destroy them? When Misty Knight and Jessica Jones cross paths in search of answers, they open an investigation that will change everything you think you know about the Sentry!”
The four-issue-mini-series goes on sale in December.
What about Steven Yeun as Sentry in Thunderbolts?
Regarding Steven Yeun as The Sentry in the MCU’s Thunderbolts, it is not confirmed, but numerous rumors and scoopers offer the actor is playing a version of the character, with Thunderbolts now being written by Lee Sung Jin, and directed by Jake Schreier, both of whom wrote for Yeun’s Netflix Beef series.
Steven Yeun recently said he feels excited about Thunderbolts.
“I feel good,” he told Total Film about joining Marvel. “I feel excited. I feel like a new challenge. I feel blessed to be able to play in a place that reaches so many people. I got to touch that on Walking Dead. It feels exciting to get another chance to connect with people in another way.”
Yeun also recently filled in Empire Magazine, “I don’t know if it was explicitly on my bucket lis. It was more the story, getting to work with Jake Schreier again, who directed Beef, and what his intentions were. The intentions of the particular character that they wanted me to play were very clear, and that’s what drew me to the film.”
David Harbour, who returns as Red Guardian from Black Widow, also recently said the flick drops a big bomb, which some fans think is Harrison Ford as Red Hulk.
“It’ll be funny. It’ll be weird. It’ll be action. And then we’re also going to drop a bomb, which is cool,” Harbour told io9.
Thunderbolts has a new December 20, 2024 release date and also stars Florence Pugh as Yelena, the new Black Widow; Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier; Wyatt Russell as U.S. Agent; and Olga Kurilenko as Taskmaster.