Marvels Thunderbolts may have enlisted its first member Florence Pughs Black Widow.
Jake Schreier Robot and Frank Netflixs Beef has reportedly signed on to direct the Thunderbolts movie for Marvel Studios with Black Widows Eric Pearson writing and Kevin Feige producing. According to TheWrap reporter Umberto Gonzalez Pugh may return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the project about a team of reformed supervillains. In the 1990s Marvel comics Captain America enemy Baron Zemo founded the Thunderbolts as a team of supervillains posing as superheroes. The Midsommar and Dont Worry Darling actor joined the MCU in Black Widow portraying an assassin trained by Russias Red Room and the adoptive sister of Natasha Romanoff Scarlett Johansson. Pugh first reprised her role as Yelena Belova in the Marvel Studios Original series Hawkeye on Disney+.
A potential Thunderbolts roster could include US Agent Wyatt Russell The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Taskmaster Olga Kurylenko Black Widow Ghost Hannah JohnKamen AntMan and the Wasp The Abomination Tim Roth The Incredible Hulk and Baron Zemo Daniel Brühl Captain America Civil War and the Winter Soldier Sebastian Stan who were forced to team up in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
In the comics the original team of Thunderbolts are revealed to be the supervillain group the Masters of Evil Citizen V Baron Zemo Techno Fixer Mach1 Beetle Songbird Screaming Mimi Atlas Goliath and Meteorite Moonstone. A recent version of the team was led by Bucky Barnes the Winter Soldier in 2016s Thunderbolts.
In a 2021 interview with ComicBook Pugh teased Yelenas future as the new Black Widow of the MCU after Natashas sacrifice in Avengers Endgame.
Going forward I think the most wonderful thing and the scary thing is that obviously Ive got major shoes to fill. Its just been really wonderful seeing all the ways that Scarletts changed conversation about her character Pugh said. And I think for me whatever future there is I would love to I suppose follow in her footsteps in that way. How do we make Yelena different how do we make her stand out? How do we make her powerful? And thats going to be an ongoing I hope conversation. Yeah I suppose follow in Scarletts footsteps in that way changing it.