According to several sources such as Hollywood Reporter and Variety, Marvel Studios has announced both a director AND upcoming film at the same time. The Thunderbolts will have Jake Schreier as the director of the new film. Eric Pearson, who has written Thor: Ragnarok, will be in charge of the script.
The Thunderbolts are a group of heroes, and villains at times, in the Marvel Comics. At first gathered by Baron Zemo, the team has had many rosters over the years and the most recent has Hawkeye leading the team.
It’s interesting to think about how many have thought Marvel is leading to a “Secret Avengers” team instead of the Thunderbolts, yet there are many hints that say the next team to follow in the Avengers footsteps is the Avengers. Among the ranks of the team in its 11 different rosters are the likes of Baron Zemo, Hawkeye, Power Man, Monica Rambeau, US Agent, Ant-Man, Black Widow (though Natasha Romanoff), Luke Cage, Winter Soldier, Taskmaster, and America Chavez. All of these characters we have already seen in some Marvel show or movie.
US Agent and Yelena Belova have already seemed to be recruited by an agent that wants them for a team. Hawkeye definitely has a connection with Yelena. My guess is that at least these three will be on the team. From there we could see some former Avengers members or new ones. It’s all hard to tell at this point, but it certainly looks like this will be the next form of Marvel movie team to hit the big screen!
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