Yelena Belova has had solely two main appearances within the Marvel Cinematic Universe to this point, but it surely seems the brand new Black Widow has a protracted future forward of her within the superhero franchise, even after the upcoming, villain-focused Thunderbolts movie.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed star Florence Pugh is about to earn an eight-figure wage within the MCU over the course of not simply the Thunderbolts movie, which she is going to lead, however a second, presently unknown venture. When it involves official bulletins, Marvel Studios has not confirmed which movies Belova will seem past the villainous ensemble movie.
Pugh made her debut within the MCU in 2021’s Black Widow and seemingly took Natasha Romanoff’s place following her demise in Avengers: Endgame. Driven by a want for revenge and misled by the mysterious Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Belova appeared in Disney+’s Hawkeye collection, making an attempt to kill Clint Barton. Since then, Pugh has not appeared within the MCU and Yelena Belova’s actions stay unknown.
At this 12 months’s D23 occasion, Disney revealed Thunderbolts may have the brand new Black Widow main a group consisting of Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Red Guardian (David Harbour), John Walker/U.S. Agent (Wyatt Russell), Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko), Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) and Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).
Details in regards to the upcoming venture are scarce, although it has been reported the movie will cap off Phase 5 of the MCU. Jake Schreier is connected to direct the movie and Eric Pearson is penning the script. The movie doesn’t but have an official launch date and it’s unsure when filming will start.
The greatest movies ready forward within the MCU are the 2 ensemble movies Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, each of which had been introduced at San Diego Comic-Con this 12 months. While there may be robust potential for the inclusion of Yelena Belova, the forged of the upcoming movies has not but been confirmed. In reality, it is presently unknown how a lot of a task the Thunderbolts may have within the overarching storyline, presently known as the Multiverse Saga.
Who Are the Thunderbolts?
Created by Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley, the group often known as the Thunderbolts had been launched within the comics in 1997’s The Incredible Hulk #499. The group’s first solo collection noticed the group try to interchange the Avengers and Fantastic Four after they had been declared lifeless. There has been a mess of supervillains which have joined and left the group. Led by Helmut Zemo, the group’s authentic roster included Beetle, Fixer, Screaming Mimi, and Moonstone; nevertheless, the villains wore disguises to make the world suppose they had been a brand new group of heroes, with Zemo working below a false ‘Citizen V’ codename.
Thunderbolts is scheduled to hit theaters on July 26, 2024.