The new Marvel movie, Thunderbolts, could expand the MCU universe with the introduction of one of the most powerful characters in comics
From the shadows of rumors to the bright light of cinemaif you thought that Thunderbolts It was just a discreet spin-off after Black Widow and Falcon’s adventures with Winter Soldier, you’re wrong. New speculation suggests that the film will introduce a character that could change the rules of the game in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU): The Sentry.
Steven Yeun will go from killing zombies to being a god, the actor known for his role in The Walking Dead, Yeun could play the most powerful superhero in the MCU. But what role will this hero and sometimes villain play in the film? The pieces of the puzzle begin to fit together, and everything indicates that it will be crucial in the plot.
From his beloved role as Glenn on The Walking Dead to his Oscar nomination for Minari, Steven Yeun has shown impressive acting range. The possible incorporation of him into the MCU as The Sentry suggests a new peak in his career, marking a milestone in the diversity of characters Marvel is willing to explore on the big screen.
The choice of Yeun for a character of Sentry’s magnitude could mark a before and after in the MCU narrative, especially considering that he is a character with a very complex psychological profile and a story full of nuances. This leads us to question how the MCU plans to handle this intricate character and his tortuous relationship with his alter ego, The Void. Yeun’s presence could enrich the emotional and dramatic complexity of the Marvel universe, offering fans a more human yet divine version of a superhero.
The Origin of The Sentry
Not all that glitters is gold, comic book fans will know that this character has a complex and dark history. Born from Project: Sentry in the 1940s, a US government initiative to create a more powerful version of the Super Soldier serum that made Steve Rogers famous, the essence of Golden Sentry Serum It ended up being much more than expected.
The man who became a god, Robert Reynolds, was a methamphetamine addict, broke into the laboratory that developed this golden serum. What he found was much more than a high: he gained the power of “a million exploding suns,” becoming one of Marvel’s greatest heroes. But with power also came an immense darkness, his repressed personality, The Void, a shadowy creature that killed millions.
What can we expect from Thunderbolts?
Marvel’s proposal for a team of villains… and maybe a god: Sentry is rumored to be part of Valentina Allegra de Fontaine’s Thunderbolts team for the first two acts of the film. However, something or someone (maybe The Void?) will separate him from the group, leaving many questions in the air.
The costumes will do justice to the comicas has been said, The superhero will wear a suit faithful to his version in the comicssomething that will surely be a delight for the most purist fans.
A stellar cast
Who else will accompany us on this roller coaster of emotions? The confirmed cast includes names such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan and David Harbour, among others. Written by Eric Pearson and directed by Jake Schreier, Thunderbolts will hit theaters on July 26, 2024.
With so much intrigue and potential, it’s hard not to get excited about what Thunderbolts could bring to the MCU. Will it be the beginning of a new era or simply a Marvel cinematic experiment? Only time will tell, but expectations are higher than ever.