Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’ Strikes Earlier 2025 Release

The wait for Marvel’s Thunderbolts will be shortened by two months in 2025, swapping places with Fantastic Four, which comes shortly after the movie’s cast reveal.

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Steven Yeun was previously reported to be playing Sentry but exited the project, with Top Gun Maverick’s Lewis Pullman replacing him. Thunderbolts brings together a group of anti-heroes, Ava Starr/Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Yelena (Florence Pugh), Red Guardian/Alexei Shostakov (David Harbour), and Sentry (Lewis Pullman) recruited by Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) to fight a new threat.

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Director Jake Schreier expressed that this will be a different kind of MCU movie with familiar characters, saying, “It was just a really different approach and a new kind of story to tell amidst that, which I know they’ve made so many things, but it’s not a sequel. Yes, these characters have appeared before, but it is a new story being told and a story, I think, with a very different perspective than maybe people aren’t expecting, and I think that that felt exciting and felt like a real challenge worth taking on.”

Thunderbolts will release on 2 May 2025, with filming set to begin in late March or early April 2024. Fantastic 4 will premiere on 25 July 2024 instead.