Marvel finally reveals some details about their top-secret new movie
This could be a bit of a game-changer for the MCU...
Usually Marvel are quite upfront about what they're making, or planning on making. They've made huge events out of the showing off their upcoming timeline, with multiple movies and shows spaced out across the weeks, months and years into the future.
However, one project that has been kept oddly top-secret is Thunderbolts, which will see the MCU amass their own answer to The Suicide Squad.
In the comics, the Thunderbolts are a group of former (or, in most cases, current) villains who are hired by General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (who was portrayed by the late William Hurt in the MCU), and sent on secret missions together by the government.
However, if you've been watching the likes of Falcon & The Winter Soldier or Black Widow, then you'll already know that Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has been doing exactly that.
Details on the project have been kept very hush-hush, but Deadline has reported that the movie has landed both a director (Jake Schreier - Robot & Frank, Paper Towns) and a writer (Eric Pearson - Black Widow, Godzilla vs. Kong).
It is not confirmed which members will be joining the Thunderbolts, but from the current MCU roster, it will likely include Yelena (Florence Pugh), U.S. Agent (Wyatt Russell), the Abomination (Tim Roth), Baron Zemo (Daniel Bruhl), Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) and, potentially, the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).
The report states that Marvel has already been in contact with some of the potential stars, requesting they keep their schedules free during the summer of 2023, as that is when the movie will likely begin filming.
With that in mind, it is unlikely we'll see Thunderbolts until at least 2024, which is likely to be the same year we'll see the new versions of The Fantastic Four and Blade hitting the big screens.