According to Marvel Studios’ Director of Visual Development, the next Thunderbolts film will be akin to a sequel to the Black Widow movie.
Thunderbolts Film: A Sequel To The Black Widow 2
Andy Park, Marvel Studios’ Director of Visual Development, revealed the possibility of a “Black Widow 2” in the Thunderbolts film via an Instagram post promoting the new “The Art of Black Widow” book.
It’s not unexpected that the next Thunderbolts film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) would incorporate characters from the Phase 4 film “Black Widow,” even if Scarlett Johansson’s original Black Widow is no longer a part of the series.
Natasha Romanoff may have gone, but her legacy lives on along with her sister, Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), who continues her work.
The exclusion of a sequel to Scarlett Johansson‘s “Black Widow” film had previously been noticed in Marvel Cinematic Universe Phases 5 and 6. However, the current publicity surrounding the publication of “The Art of Black Widow” has reintroduced the matter into the limelight.
Despite Andy Park’s reticence on the Thunderbolts narrative, he did reveal the film’s ties to the Black Widow movie. The film will most likely revolve around the four Black Widow characters who have been confirmed for Thunderbolts, including Yelena Belova.
Yelena, who was introduced in Hawkeye, has built a close bond with Kate Bishop, the new Hawkeye. With many fans assuming that Yelena would become the next Black Widow, her transformation might occur in the Thunderbolts film.
The Thunderbolts film will establish a squad comprised of Black Widow characters as well as Bucky Barnes (played by Sebastian Stan), Ghost (played by Hannah John-Kamen), and U.S. Agents (played by Wyatt Russell).
The crew appears to have been recruited by Val, as represented by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and will most likely report to her or Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, who is played by Harrison Ford in the MCU. Ayo Edebiri was just added to the roster in an undisclosed role, and more casting announcements are likely as production approaches.