Final 12 months, Marvel revealed it had a film within the works for the Thunderbolts, a group of villains and antiheroes attempting to redeem themselves. Whereas the primary solid consists of MCU mainstays like Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier and relative newcomers in Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova and Wyatt Russell’s John Walker, the movie additionally has some new additions in The Bear’s Ayo Edebiri and Invincible’s Steven Yeun.
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Marvel’s been cautious to not reveal who both Edebiri and Yeun are portraying…which makes it all of the funnier the latter’s function doubtlessly acquired leaked by Invincible co-showrunner Robert Kirkman. Throughout a latest stream with artist David Finch, he casually revealed that his “good buddy” Yeun (who voices the titular hero within the animated Prime Video collection) can be enjoying the Sentry. [Steven] referred to as me and he stated, ‘I simply got here again from a dressing up becoming for the Sentry. I suppose I solely do superheroes which are yellow and blue,’” Kirkman recalled. He instantly adopted it up by hoping he wasn’t spoiling something, then pivoted to simply not caring: “I don’t work for Marvel. What are they going to do to me?”
Within the comics, The Sentry—created by Paul Jenkins, Jae Lee, and Rick Veitch—first appeared in his personal titular comedian in September 2000. Initially an unusual middle-aged dude named Robert Reynolds, he regularly remembers his former life as a superhero with “the ability of 1 million exploding suns.” Upon studying concerning the potential return of his nemesis the Void, Reynolds will get again into preventing form and crosses paths with a number of Marvel characters so as to discover out why and the way nobody remembers him. He later discovers the Void is his different half, and that he beforehand wiped all reminiscence of the Sentry from your complete world to ensure he wouldn’t reunite with himself.
Sentry has popped out and in of Marvel comics over time, and when he reveals up, it’s typically within the orbit of the Avengers. He’s beforehand been a member of the primary group and its Mighty offshoot, and even joined the Darkish Avengers counterpart when villains like Daken and Venom have been posing because the then-current group. He’s not all the time a very good man, although; latest comics have made him an antagonist for different heroes on account of his usually unstable nature and the way highly effective he’s. Different instances, a villain has taken his energy or hijacked his corpse to make use of for evil ends.
Energy-wise, he’s not far faraway from Superman, possessing flight, sturdiness, and superhuman senses and velocity. However one distinction he has over the Man of Metal is that he’s truly much more ridiculously overpowered: it’s not completely clear what limits his powers have (if any), and he has a further suite of talents starting from manipulating molecules and darkness (when merged with the Void) to teleportation and resurrecting himself from loss of life. He usually chooses to carry again and provides his enemies a good shot, however within the situations the place he doesn’t, he will be a fair larger downside.
At time of writing, Marvel hasn’t stated both method if Kirkman’s proper about Yeun’s function. But when true, it could be type of ironic to see the actor play a personality who by all accounts, may truly be…invincible. Assuming subways don’t get entangled.
Thunderbolts is anticipated to launch in theaters on July 25, 2025.
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