Wyatt Russell was already a notable name in Hollywood but the actor gained serious attention last year after playing John Walker a.k.a. U.S. Agent in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The role is fitting considering that Russell once auditioned to play Captain America before losing out to Chris Evans. If The Falcon and the Winter Soliders finale is the barometer to go by then Russells Walker will be an essential player in the MCU going forward. The Thunderbolts movie which was announced as part of the studios official Phase 5 lineup is the perfect place for him to land. Now the actor is expressing his hope that hell get to join the project.
In the closing moments of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier John Walker was recruited by Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine for a yettobespecified assignment. Theres reason to believe that shes assembling the Thunderbolts a team thats historically been made up of reformed villains or antiheroes. Wyatt Russell revealed to The Digital Fix that hes yet to get a call from Kevin Feige and the folks at Marvel Studios but it sounds like hell be ready whenever they come knocking
No Im still waiting. I know theyre doing it. I know that theyre planning it. I gotta imagine that theres something in there for me.
But yeah until you get that true actual prompt like Okay this is your start date. And this is when youre coming and this is when you rent your house and this is when logistically you need to start setting up to do these things. Thats when I shift my mindset to going to do that you know? Other than that before you get that call things can change on a dime you never know. As with any Marvel film most stars only learn about their involvement in a project when the time is right. Though MCU stars do withhold info in order to avoid spoilers it seems that the Woman in the Window star really doesnt know much about whats going on. This actually does track though because when the John Walker actor discussed his potential MCU future once before he admitted to not knowing much.
But Wyatt Russell might have another inside track to the Marvel film as he collaborated with its director Jake Schreier on the AMC series Lodge 49. During the same interview the actor discussed the hire as well as the process Marvel engages in when it comes to crafting its productions
Despite the uncertainty Wyatt Russell understands that once youre in the Marvel fold you must remain quiet about any developments. Theres reason to be optimistic about his chances of returning however despite the fact that some fans hated John Walker early in the Disney+ series. Given that its still early days for Thunderbolts its likely that fans wont get additional news for a little while.
Thunderbolts could feature some interesting characters. Speculation points to the inclusion of characters like Yelena Belova Emil Blonsky Abomination and maybe even Baron Zemo. John Walker would certainly be rubbing shoulders with some interesting individuals and if that potential outing goes well he might even find a place for himself in a project thats on the MCU Phase 6 slate that was announced at this years San Diego ComicCon. While devoted Marvel fans wait to hear if Wyatt Russell returns there are upcoming Marvel movies including Black Panther Wakanda Forever to keep them occupied. And if you want to relive every MCU moment there are multiple MCU movies and TV shows that can be streamed with a Disney+ subscription.