Marvel Thunderbolts Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know

The Marvel Thunderbolts, an anti-hero team, are set to take over the world next year! Marvel Studio has announced its release date and cast. Keep reading the article to find out about the potential plot and trailer. 

Release Date of Marvel Thunderbolts

Marvel Thunderbolts will arrive in theaters on May 5, 2025. The Thunderbolts film has been through a whirlwind of schedule changes. Initially, it was slated for a July 26, 2024 release, but it shifted to December 20, 2024. Then, it faced more delays as July 25, 2025, was selected, but now it has been pushed back to the May 2025 premiere.

Marvel Thunderbolts Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know
Marvel Thunderbolts Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know

Reason Behind the Delays in the Premiere Date

The release date for Thunderbolts was changed primarily due to the impact of the writers’ strike in Hollywood. WGA strike disrupted the film’s production timeline, causing significant setbacks. These strike affected various aspects of filmmaking, including casting and script development, leading to complications in the production process. The studio had to reevaluate its schedule, postponing the release date to overcome the challenges posed by the strike.

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The Cast of the Upcoming Movie

Marvel’s Thunderbolts cast was revealed at the 2022 D23 Expo, boasting a star-studded lineup that leaves little room for additional surprise returns. Read the following list to find out what the villain team at Marvel has set up for the fans: 

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
  • Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova/ Black Widow
  • David Harbour as the Red Guardian/Alexei Shostakov 
  • Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster/Antonia Dreykov
  • Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S. Agent
  • Hannah John-Kamen as Ava Starr/Ghost
  • Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes
  • Harrison Ford as Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross

Moreover, the cast of Marvel’s Thunderbolts underwent recent changes, with Ayo Edebiri and Steven Yeun leaving the cast in February 2024. Geraldine Viswanathan replaced Edebiri, while Lewis Pullman took over Yeun’s role as Sentry.

Eric Pearson, known for Thor: Ragnarok and Black Widow, will write the script, with Jake Schreier from Paper Towns directing.

What Is Marvel Thunderbolts About?

The plot of Thunderbolts remains mysterious, but drawing from its Marvel Comics origins, it mirrors the concept of a Suicide Squad-esque ensemble of supervillains joining forces.

Marvel Thunderbolts Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know
Marvel Thunderbolts Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know

In Marvel’s Thunderbolts, CIA agent Valentina Allegra de Fontaine brings together a team of complex characters from the MCU’s villain log. This diverse group includes familiar faces like the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and the Red Guardian (David Harbour).

They are not your typical heroes, as they each have personal issues to deal with. As they embark on secret missions for the American government, they’re forced to confront their pasts and figure out where they stand. There’s a lot of action and soul-searching as they wrestle with questions of redemption and identity.

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Is There a Trailer?

There has yet to be a trailer for the movie. However, the trailer’s debut will likely occur in the first half of 2025 due to considerable production delays, aligning with the MCU’s strategy to build anticipation for the film’s release.

Filming also began in early 2024, with actress Florence Pugh offering fans a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into the production in March. Dressed as Yelena Belova, Pugh shared moments from the set, offering a tantalizing preview of what’s to come despite the director’s playful remark about the project’s secrecy.

Alizeh Lodhi
Alizeh Lodhi
As a dedicated pharmacy student and seasoned content writer, I've been captivated by the art of crafting words for nearly three years. From news to entertainment articles, I thrive on exploring diverse topics and weaving them into compelling narratives!

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