Summary

  • Thunderbolts will begin filming in March or April 2024, according to actor Wyatt Russell.
  • The film will unite several past characters and aims to explore depth and interesting theories beyond typical superhero actions.
  • Russell feels fortunate to work with talented individuals on the movie and is excited about the potential for his character, John Walker.


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Thunderbolts‘ filming start date has been revealed by one of its stars. The Marvel Cinematic Universe movie unites several past characters, with Thunderbolts‘ list of characters including Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes, David Harbour’s Red Guardian, Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, and many more. Following multiple delays and a new writer coming in, Thunderbolts‘ filming start date has finally been revealed.

Speaking to THR, John Walker actor Wyatt Russell revealed that Marvel’s Thunderbolts is set to begin filming in March or April 2024. The actor is excited to get started on the film, saying, “I’m so lucky to get to work with the kind of talent that I’m going to work with when Thunderbolts starts up in March or April.” Russell’s Walker, aka U.S. Agent, was recruited by Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, who has been going around the MCU after certain characters, leading into the story of Marvel’s Thunderbolts movie.

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“There’s so much to play with John, and there’s so much more to do with John. I’m so lucky to get to work with the kind of talent that I’m going to work with when Thunderbolts starts up in March or April. It just feels like we’re going for something that has depth and something interesting to theorize about beyond just flying around and doing superhero stuff.”

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Why Thunderbolts Is One Of The MCU’s Most Exciting Movies

Custom image of US Agent and Bucky Barnes in the Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

While Thunderbolts focuses on a team that is not widely known, the MCU movie will unite several characters from past films and series, making Thunderbolts a major event film. It will be exciting to see just how characters like Bucky Barnes and Yelena Belova interact after meeting for the first time, with Thunderbolts addressing a recent MCU criticism. Marvel has introduced many characters in the last couple of years, but they have not really interacted.

During the Infinity Saga, MCU characters would appear frequently, constantly interacting with other characters through solo and crossover movies. However, that has not happened yet in the Multiverse Saga, with many characters missing for years and very few heroes crossing over with others. The MCU has dealt with the criticism of feeling directionless, especially since the Multiverse Saga’s first Avengers movie will only come after two Phases have ended.

Based on that, Thunderbolts comes at the perfect time for the MCU. The movie will allow audiences to not only catch up with some fan-favorite characters but also see beloved relationships continue and new dynamics form. The debut of the new team could help fill the void left by the MCU not having a new Avengers movie until Avengers: The Kang Dynasty comes around. Adding to that, the Thunderbolts are a team of anti-heroes, which allows the MCU movie to get darker and more violent than it has in the past, presenting an exciting entry to the franchise with Thunderbolts.

Thunderbolts releases on July 25, 2025.

Source: THR

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