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Marvel Studios' Thunderbolts: Our first reaction

Popverse's Ashley V. Robinson reacts to Marvel Studios' Thunderbolts news
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The Marvel Studios presentation at D23 Expo 2022 dropped an exciting announcement about The Thunderbolts formally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Popverse’s own Ashley Victoria Robinson had a strong reaction to some of the casting news!

While Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wyatt Russell, David Harbour, Hannah Jon-Kamen, Sebastian Stan, and Olga Kerleynko appeared live on stage with the new Black Widow, Florence Pugh, appearing via video for the announcement of The Thunderbolts movie.

Watch Popverse's own Ashley Victoria Robinson breakdown exactly why she’s excited for Yelena and Bucky to join this team! Watch below!

The Thunderbolts is slated to hit cinemas in July 2024, starring the cast listed above (and surely more!), under the auspices of director Jake Schreier for Marvel Studios and Disney. The movie will bring together some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most iconic anti-heroes based on Marvel Comics super team of antiheroes created by Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley, originally in the pages of The Incredible Hulk.

The Thunderbolts will end Marvel Phase 5 which opens with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in February 2023.

Catch up on this and all the big news, reports, interviews, and galleries of the weekend with Popverse's D23 Expo 2022 coverage round-up.


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About the Author

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Ashley V. Robinson

Popverse video producer

Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian hobbit now living in the United States. She is the Video Producer at Popverse and committed to creating cat-themed content. She has been seen on stage all over the world including: The Wallis Annenberg, Theatre West, Hollywood Fringe Festival, Ottawa Fringe Festival, Youth Infringement Festival, Sock N Buskin, Cupcake Theater, and more. You may know her as the host of the Geek History Lesson podcast (alongside Jason Inman), and was even the face of Twitter marketing for podcasters, along with any number of streaming shows including: Jawiin, Roddenberry Entertainment, Collider, Screen Junkies, DC All-Access, Comicbook.com, Geek Bomb, Geek & Sundry, Hyper RPG, Major Spoilers, and many more. She is the co-creator of The Red Shirt Diaries and has been featured in several international commercial campaigns including being the Podcaster face of Twitter Marketing and Intel alongside The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons. Ashley's tv credits include: Good Trouble (Freeform), Snowfall (FX), Pump (Urban Flix TV), and Hotel Secrets & Legends (Discovery Channel,). Her comic book writings Science! The Elements of Dark Energy and the Jupiter Jet series are both award-nominated for Best Graphic Novel.


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