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Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’ Film Reportedly Adds ‘The Bear’ Writer

According to THR, Marvel Studios has hired Joanna Calo, the showrunner of acclaimed FX series The Bear, to work on the script for “Thunderbolts.”

The outlet says that while plot details are being kept under wraps, earlier drafts of the scripts suggest the film centers on villains and antiheroes going on a mission that was supposed to end with their deaths.

Cast previously announced for “Thunderbolts” includes David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, ​​Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S.Agent, Florence Pugh reprising her role as Yelena Belova and Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster.

Additionally, Geraldine Viswanathan has joined the cast and will step in for Ayo Edebiri (The Bear) who had to depart the project due to scheduling conflicts after the Hollywood Strikes.  It was also recently reported that Lewis Pullman (Top Gun: Maverick) will replace Steven Yeun in the film who also had to exit because of scheduling conflicts.

Harrison Ford is also expected to reprise his role as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross from Captain America: New World Order.

Jake Schreier will direct and Beef creator Lee Sung Jin has been recently added as a writer and will take over writing duties for Eric Pearson (Black Widow, Thor: Ragnarok) who wrote the first script for the film.  Lee and Schreier previously worked together on Beef which is now streaming on Netflix.  Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is producing.

Filming is slated to begin this March in Atlanta.

“Thunderbolts” is set to release in theaters on May 2, 2025.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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