Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus has confirmed that production at Marvel Studios’ much anticipated Thunderbolts the film is expected to start in June.
Veep alum confirmed the date in a recent interview with Variety while also discussing her role as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine – better known as Val – in the upcoming MCU project.
Val was first introduced in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, where she was seen recruiting John Walker to become a US agent. Later, she appeared in the post-credit scene of Black Widow, where she also tried to recruit Yelena Belova. Her most recent appearance was in Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverwhere it was revealed that she has already assumed the role of CIA Director.
During Marvel Studios’ recent panel at D23, president Kevin Feige finally revealed the cast for the upcoming Thunderbolts movie, which will be a team of mostly supervillains and anti-heroes. It includes Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Red Guardian (David Harbour), Ghost (Hannah Jon-Kamen), US Agent (Wyatt Russell), Taskmaster (Olga Kerleynko), Yelena Belova/Black Widow (Florence Pugh ). ), and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).
The film will be directed by Jake Schreier, whose history as a director is not extremely extensive, having only worked on 2012’s Robot & FrankThe 2015s Paper citiesand 2021 filmed version of Chance the Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring World Tour.
The film is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 26, 2024, as part of Phase 5.