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Marvel announces Thunderbolts movie at San Diego Comic-Con

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A Thunderbolts movie is officially in the works – and it's set for release on July 26, 2024. The movie will be the last installment of Marvel Phase 5, Kevin Feige announced at San Diego Comic-Con. 

In the comics, the Thunderbolts are a group of supervillains (or characters that have been antagonists at one point or another within the MCU) who go on government missions – not unlike a certain DC Squad. 

As for who might be part of this mysterious gang, Deadline (opens in new tab) has previously reported that Yelena Belova, Ghost, US Agent, Taskmaster, and Winter Soldier are among the group of villains who could make up the Thunderbolts.

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We've previously seen Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) recruit the disgraced John Walker (Wyatt Russell) for an unknown project at the end of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, before doing the same with Yelena (Florence Pugh) in the post-credits scene after Black Widow. Could this be the start of the Thunderbolts? 

It was previously announced that Black Widow writer Eric Pearson would be penning the script, while Jake Schreier is directing. Otherwise, details are being kept tightly under wraps.

You can get up to speed on the MCU with our guide to Marvel Phase 4, and if you want to catch up on the films and shows so far, see how to watch the Marvel movies in order through the link – and the good news is, most are available to stream on Disney Plus now. 

You can also keep up to date on Comic-Con with our complete SDCC 2022 schedule and our Marvel SDCC 2022 live blog

Emily Garbutt

I’m an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering everything film and TV-related across the Total Film and SFX sections. I help bring you all the latest news and also the occasional feature too. I’ve previously written for publications like HuffPost and i-D after getting my NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism.