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The MCU's US Agent actor Wyatt Russell says "it's time to make a good Marvel movie" with 2025's Thunderbolts

“[Thunderbolts is] not a straightforward Marvel movie as you’ve seen in the past," says the actor

US Agent in Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Image credit: Marvel Studios

Everything in Hollywood is slowly getting back into motion after a long summer of strikes brought nearly everything to a halt. Now that he’s allowed back on the press tour, Wyatt Russell, who is reprising his role as US Agent in the MCU Thunderbolts film, has nothing but praise for the film and its cast.

Russell spoke alongside his father Kurt Russell at 92NY on Wednesday, the US Agent-actor was quick to add some early hype for his return in Thunderbolts. Despite not having shot a single scene or even read a finished script for the movie, Russell spoke highly about it, saying “It’s not a straightforward Marvel movie as you’ve seen in the past. I think it's gonna be a lot of fun but I think it will be something that hopefully Marvel fans will look at and go, ‘Oh. Okay. This is a little different.’”

The conversation was reported by Variety as part of a wide-ranging conversation with Wyatt and his father, actor Kurt Russell. Acknowledging the diminishing box office returns for Marvel films of late, Russell said, “I know everybody is sort of on this Marvel train right now of things not going so well,” but that he had absolute confidence that Thunderbolts would be a good movie. “It's time to make a good Marvel movie, so let’s do that and work hard at it and don’t take things for granted.”

There is a lot of pressure on Marvel Studios to coarse correct as the recent box office showings from The Marvels and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania indicate that the once sure-fire brand has lost some of its appeal with fans, so we wouldn’t be surprised if they tried something a bit different with a movie like Thunderbolts. Whether 'different' translates into 'good' as Russell has suggested will have to wait until the movie comes out on July 25, 2025.

In addition to Russell reprising his role as US Agent/John Walker from 2020’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier, it sees the return of David Harbour as Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Black Widow, and Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier. Harrison Ford will replace the late William Hurt as Thunderbolt Ross in the movie.

Thunderbolts is scheduled to be at your local multiplex July 25, 2025.

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