Marvel’s Thunderbolts is among the litany of MCU titles that will be released from now through 2026. Now, Thunderbolts’ filming start is revealed.
Marvel’s Thunderbolts will film in the first half of 2023. Thunderbolts sits among a hefty slate of films that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has in store for the next three years. The MCU’s next release will be February’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in May. Beyond that, the MCU has films slated all the way out to Avengers: Secret Wars in 2026. As of right now, Thunderbolts is scheduled for release in July 2024.
Now about a year and a half out from Thunderbolts’ release, the filming start month has been revealed. According to Variety, Thunderbolts will begin shooting in the first half of 2023, specifically in June.
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With less than two years to go until its release, there is a decent amount of information available about the cast and crew of Thunderbolts. MCU newbie Jake Schreier will take the director’s seat, while seasoned MCU writer Eric Pearson (Black Widow, Thor: Ragnarok) co-writes with newcomer Kurt Busiek. The main cast includes Florence Pugh, who will reprise her Black Widow role as Yelena Belova, along with Harrison Ford, Olga Kurylenko, Sebastian Stan, Hannah John-Kamen, Wyatt Russell, David Harbour, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
In terms of story, Thunderbolts revolves around a group of supervillains who are sent on a mission for the government. Other than that vague outline, little has been revealed as to Thunderbolts’ specific plot details. However, that has not stopped rumors to circulate online surrounding the details of Thunderbolts. One such rumor surrounds one of Thunderbolts’ key villains. Some believe that Sentry, who first entered the comics in 2000’s Marvel Knights, will be the main villain in Thunderbolts. Others believe that Thunderbolts will set up Wolverine’s incorporation into the MCU. More specific details as to Thunderbolts’ villains and tensions will likely start to arise as more casting and character information is revealed and Thunderbolts gets closer to its June filming date.
The news of Thunderbolts June filming date is certainly exciting for those looking forward to new and old MCU characters uniting in the film. If filming starts on time, it could give Thunderbolts months of post-production time prior to its projected July 2024 release. With so many MCU features coming down the pike, however, Thunderbolts will likely have to stick to this June 2023 filming schedule in order to release on time, as the studio preps for Captain America: New World Order, Blade, Deadpool 3, Marvel’s Fantastic Four, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, and Avengers: Secret Wars simultaneously.
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