Wyatt Russell Says ‘Thunderbolts’ Is “Not A Straightforward Marvel Movie”
While 2023 was undeniably a challenging year for Marvel, the studio has a slew of films on the docket that can potentially turn the tide.
While Deadpool 3 and Captain America: Brave New World continue to grab headlines, perhaps the most exciting film on the horizon is Thunderbolts.
The upcoming film will see the formation of a different kind of Avengers- a team made up of antiheroes.
Under the watchful eye of Thunderbolt Ross, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine will assemble a new squad made up of Yelena Belova, Red Guardian, Ghost, the Winter Soldier, Taskmaster, and U.S. Agent.
Wyatt Rusell Previews ‘Thunderbolts’
While Thunderbolts is now delayed until July 25, 2025, Wyatt Rusell, who portrays John Walker/U.S. Agent, is already hyping up the film.
“I have confidence it’s gonna be good,” Wyatt said. “I know everybody is sort of on this Marvel train right now of things not going so well. And I know [director Jake Schreier] so well and I know how smart Jake is and how much he cares about making something interesting and different and utilizing everyone’s talents to the best of their ability. And the story that I think they’ve come up with is really interesting — I know parts of the story and how the story works, I can’t talk about it.”
“It’s To Make a Good Marvel Movie”
While Wyatt is aware of Marvel’s recent struggles, he believes Thunderbolts will differentiate itself from its MCU peers.
“But it’s not a straightforward Marvel movie as you’ve seen in the past,” Wyatt continued. “I think that it’s gonna be a lot of fun but I think it will be something that hopefully Marvel fans will look at and go, ‘Oh OK, this is a little different, let’s go hard at it.’ And as far as how we are approaching it, it’s time to go to work a little bit, it’s time to make a good Marvel movie, so let’s do that and work hard at it and don’t take things for granted.”
Marvel has had success in the past with anti-heroes like Deadpool and Loki. If Thunderbolts can differentiate itself enough from the hero-centric MCU films, it may help Marvel turn the tide and get back on track.
Thunderbolts will hit theaters on July 25, 2025.