David Harbour, Florence Pugh, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sebastian Stan – Deadline

Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige introduced the leads for the studio’s upcoming film Thunderbolts at Disney’s D23 Expo Friday, including David Harbour, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wyatt Russell, Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan, Hannah John Kamen and Olga Kurylenko.

The Jake Schreier-directed film will closie out Phase 5 of the MCU on July 26, 2024. Deadline had previously reported Pugh, Russell and Stan as likely castings. Plot details are scarce, but Thunderbolts revolves around a group of villains who are sent on missions commissioned by the government.

The project, going into production early next year, was first unveiled at Comic-Con in July.

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The film understood as the MCU’s version of Suicide Squad is based on characters first introduced to Marvel Comics in 1997, following a group of supervillains who are recruited to go on missions for the government. Jake Schreier (Robot & Frank) will direct. Eric Pearson (Black Widow) is writing the script, with Marvel Studios’ President Feige producing.

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Phase 5 of the MCU opens with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which is slated for release on Feb. 17, 2023. Following the release of Thunderbolts, Phase 6 kicks off with a Fantastic Four film slated for release in theaters on Nov. 8, 2024. Other upcoming titles for Phase 6 include Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, which are respectively slated for release on May 2, 2025 and Nov. 7, 2025.

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