Marvel has revealed that the upcoming multi-starring film, Thunderbolts, will be the sequel to Scarlett Johansson’s starring the last Marvel film, Black Widow.
Black Widow was the first film of Phase IV, but it covered Natasha’s past mission before engaging herself in Infinity War. The film primarily covered Black Widow’s origin as well as her remaining assassin family.
The film ended with a cliffhanger as most of her family members went into hiding at the end of the film. Thunderbolts will have three confirmed characters returning from the 2021’s Black Widow film.
Marvel Studios Executive Andy Park Revealing Black Widow Connections
Marvel Studios executive Andy Park wrote on his Instagram: “it’s like it’s a Black Widow sequel & these movies are connected or something!” But he later edited the post and removed the mention of “Black Widow”.
On his Insta, Andy has posted: “Here’s the back cover portion for the wraparound cover I got to illustrate for THE ART OF BLACK WIDOW! Get your copy today! Taskmaster, the Red Guardian, Yelena AND Valentina Allegra de Fontaine will be returning in the upcoming THUNDERBOLTS film. It’s like these movies are connected or something! 😉 It’s gonna get interesting.”
He has still now teased that both movies are connected which is “gonna get interesting”.
How the Cast of Thunderbolts Connects to Black Widow?
Kevin Feige has already confirmed that 6 rogue members will be assembled by CIA Director Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. They will do all the fishy works that Avengers will never do. The stars of this movie will be:
Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova
Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, aka Winter Soldier
David Harbour as Red Guardian
Wyatt Russell as John Walker, aka U.S. Agent
Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster
Hannah John-Kamen as Ava Starr, aka Ghost
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
Harrison Ford as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross
Even though the plot is still unknown, fans are guessing that Thunderbolt Ross will be the mastermind behind this team’s actions. Harrison Ford will return from the 2024 film, Captain America: New World Order. This is also possible that both of these films will also be connected.
Yelena has become the new Black Widow after last appearing in Phase Four’s Hawkeye Disney+ series. The film’s production may begin in June this year. As the production day comes near, more updates on this film will come out. This topic has come out recently because of the publication of The Art of Black Widow.
Rumors Around the Plot of Thunderbolts
Fans are aware of all the characters Park mentioned on Instagram. But this news of Black Widow focus has drawn fans’ attention. As for now, there is no Avengers film in Phase V, but Thunderbolts will be the only film that will be an anti-hero team-up film.
There are not many details available regarding this film’s plot. But as per rumors, Marvel Studios plans to use an “evil Superman” as the primary antagonist for this film.
Talking about “evil Superman”, Sentry or Hyperion comes first to Marvel fans. However, both of them are super strong characters.
Thunderbolts will hit the theatres on July 26, 2024, as a part of Phase V of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.