Thunderbolts, the impending 2024 film from Marvel, will star David Harbour as Red Guardian. Harbour warns that the movie will be a massive MCU catastrophe.
David Harbour has hinted that the Thunderbolts film from Marvel will be a massive flop for the MCU.
The Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will soon include Thunderbolts, which will debut on July 26, 2024.
With Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Red Guardian (David Harbour), John Walker (Wyatt Russell), Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko), Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), and Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) already confirmed to appear, Thunderbolts, a superhero team based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name, is expected Harrison Ford will take up the position of Secretary Thaddeus Ross, it was recently revealed.
It is unknown if Baron Zemo, who originated the Thunderbolts in Marvel Comics and is played by Daniel Brühl in the MCU, will appear in the future movie.
In an interview with io9/Gizmodo, Harbour hinted that Thunderbolts might drop a bomb on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thunderbolts is going to be amusing, quirky, and action-packed, according to Harbour, He claims it’ll change the MCU as we advance, even though the same narrative of the movie hasn’t been revealed as of yet. Below is Harbour’s complete statement.
“The characters of Wyatt [Russell], Sebastian, and Julia have always been my favourites. It’s fascinating to see what Florence’s character [played by filmmaker Jake Schreier] intends to do with her, as well as how my involvement affects how our relationship grows.
Then, when you see the design that Jake and Eric Pearson are attempting, it’s extremely creative. Consequently, you have this, um, ragtag movie. There will be humour, weirdness, and action. Then, which is cool, we’ll also detonate a bomb.”
Thunderbolts’ Potential to Modify the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Harbour also discusses the character combinations on the Thunderbolts squad, stating that they are undoubtedly unusual. Additionally, he claims that Red Guardian’s involvement in the movie is possibly the most peculiar aspect.
Red Guardian hasn’t been a prominent nemesis in the MCU, unlike the rest of the team, and Harbour admits that “throwing these characters [in] together feels quite random” – but that this randomness adds to Thunderbolts’ odd and comical charm.
The Thunderbolts are slated to be the first team of ex-antagonists, in contrast to other Marvel Cinematic Universe teams like the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Some of them, like Bucky Barnes and Yelena Belova, have since become as heroes in their own right. But Taskmaster and Ghost only received fleeting opportunities for atonement.
A team like the Thunderbolts adds a darker tone since the Avengers are typically seen as the undisputed good guys. However, as Harbour has stated, Thunderbolts will also feature some oddity and humour.
The Thunderbolts are, in Harbour’s words, “a group of misfits, outcasts, losers, and people who don’t really live up to the super in superhero,” as he has previously stated. The same may be said for a group like the Guardians of the Galaxy. However, the Thunderbolts are entering the MCU with more complicated backgrounds and a longer history of hostility.
If Harbour’s tease is any indication, Thunderbolts will result in some significant changes for the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward. The movie will herald a transformation in what people view as heroes and villains.