A lot of fans are looking forward to the upcoming Thunderbolts film since it will mark the team-up of fan-favorite MCU characters such as Yelena Belova, Bucky Barnes, Red Guardian, US Agent, and many more.
So far, the plot details are currently under wraps except that Sentry is confirmed to be part of the film. Production is also slated to begin early next year after multiple delays due to the strike.
There has been some curiosity regarding what they have in store for the film, especially with the unique lineup of characters that are leading it and whether it will be different from the other MCU offerings.
Now, one of the stars of the film has given a promising tease on what we might expect.
Wyatt Russell Claims Thunderbolts is 'Not a Straightforward Marvel Movie'
In a recent interview held at 92NY (via The Hollywood Reporter), Wyatt Russell, who plays John Walker/US Agent, opened up about the preparations that he is doing for Thunderbolts.
He claimed that, despite the delays in its production and the current issues that the MCU is facing, the film is not going to be straightforward and he has confidence in the people involved including director Jake Schreier.
"I have confidence it’s gonna be good. I know everybody is sort of on this Marvel train right now of things not going so well," Russell said.
"I know Jake 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."
The actor added, "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. But it’s not a straightforward Marvel movie as you’ve seen in the past."
Russell also promised that fans will have fun with the movie and it will be different than the other releases due to the approach that they will do.
"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,’" he continued.
"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."
This is definitely a promising tease for the film, especially now that the MCU is perceived to not be in a great state and there have been complaints of "superhero fatigue" recently which probably explains why films such as The Marvels did not do well at the box office.
Now, let's see what the final results will be when we see the film in two years and find out whether Russell is right regarding its uniqueness compared to the other MCU releases.
Thunderbolts is slated for release in theaters on July 25, 2025.