THUNDERBOLTS: Marvel Studios Makes Seemingly Minor But Significant Title Change

THUNDERBOLTS: Marvel Studios Makes Seemingly Minor But Significant Title Change THUNDERBOLTS: Marvel Studios Makes Seemingly Minor But Significant Title Change

Marvel Studios has shared the Thunderbolts set video star Florence Pugh posted earlier tonight, and it seems the powers that be have made an odd change to the title...

By MarkCassidy - Mar 27, 2024 11:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Thunderbolts

Earlier tonight, Thunderbolts star Florence Pugh announced that cameras are now officially rolling on the MCU supervillain (well, anti-hero) team-up movie by sharing a video from the set to her Instagram page.

The brief clip revealed Pugh's updated outfit, a first look at Yelena Belova taking aim on one of the monitors, and the movie's official logo on the back of a chair. One thing that seems to have escaped most people's attention, however, is the addition of an asterisk to the title.

Marvel Studios later shared the video (guess Pugh won't be in too much trouble after all), and sure enough, the movie is now officially known as Thunderbolts*.

We have no idea what this means, but as minor a change as it would appear to be, it is almost certainly significant.

“Hey guys, how are you doing? I know I’ve dropped off for a little bit, but that’s partially because I was whisked off to Atlanta to shoot a movie that I’m not really supposed to talk about,” Pugh told her followers in the video. “But I can show you things, sneakily, as long as you don’t tell anyone…I can show you a sneak peek of the set. They’re shooting. I’ll be quiet now.”

“Someone is going to come rugby tackle me,” the Dune: Part Two star joked after moving over to director Jake Schreier.

Though other characters might well be added, the Thunderbolts roster currently consists of Red Guardian (David Harbour), Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), John Walker/U.S. Agent (Wyatt Russell), and Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko).

Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julie Louis Dreyfus) will put the team together, and rumor has it that she may also be partially responsible for Sentry's creation.

As for Sentry, Lewis Pullman recently joined the cast as the powerful, unstable character, replacing The Walking Dead alum Steven Yeun in the role.

Harrison Ford will replace the late William Hurt as Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, who may wind up transforming into the Red Hulk. Black Widow's Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz) and Bill Foster (Laurence Fishburne) from Ant-Man and the Wasp are also rumored to appear.

Thunderbolts* is currently set to be released in theaters on May 2, 2025.

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AvisQuinn
AvisQuinn - 3/27/2024, 11:13 PM
I really want to be hype about this.
Comicmoviejunki
Comicmoviejunki - 3/28/2024, 6:18 AM
@AvisQuinn - THEN DO IT!!!
bobevanz
bobevanz - 3/28/2024, 9:10 AM
@AvisQuinn - the hired hand director looks like he's ready to retire lol
TheRationalNerd
TheRationalNerd - 3/27/2024, 11:15 PM
Director looked pissed. lol
Mrnorth1921
Mrnorth1921 - 3/28/2024, 12:01 AM
@TheRationalNerd - I’d imagine he is stressed, this movie has been in development hell for four years. And I am sure that Disney approved of several videos. I doubt they would let her show anything important.
TheRationalNerd
TheRationalNerd - 3/28/2024, 4:34 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - yeah, you're probably right.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 3/28/2024, 8:43 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - They should really be releasing a Hearts of Thunder documentary in the style of Hearts of Darkness.
dragon316
dragon316 - 3/28/2024, 10:18 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - while blade is taking longer to make delay upon delay
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 3/27/2024, 11:17 PM
Xmen 97 saved the MCU

- Marvel shills
Amaru
Amaru - 3/27/2024, 11:19 PM
@vectorsigma - You kids that come on to every article just to be a bitch really need to get more in your lives.
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 3/27/2024, 11:19 PM
@Amaru - where'd the lie???
dagenspear
dagenspear - 3/28/2024, 1:05 AM
@vectorsigma - It isn't in the MCU.
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 3/28/2024, 2:00 AM
@dagenspear - but "Marvel learning from mistakes"
Comicmoviejunki
Comicmoviejunki - 3/28/2024, 6:19 AM
@vectorsigma - shut your damn mouth!
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 3/28/2024, 7:30 AM
@Comicmoviejunki - 😂
Tonic24k
Tonic24k - 3/28/2024, 8:00 AM
@vectorsigma - Lol...well this didn't go well for you. What a failed attempt at talking shit.
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 3/28/2024, 9:00 AM
@Tonic24k - how did it not go well for me? I pissed a couple of marvel shills so all good 😎
bobevanz
bobevanz - 3/28/2024, 9:01 AM
@vectorsigma - "X-men 97 saved the MCU" for now
Tonic24k
Tonic24k - 4/4/2024, 1:02 PM
@vectorsigma - Lol... you didn't piss anyone off. You just made yourself look dumb.

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RubyRhod
RubyRhod - 3/27/2024, 11:34 PM
Princess Irulan
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LSHF
LSHF - 3/28/2024, 12:19 AM
Looking forward to seeing all the things they are going to do and their interactions with each other.
MisterDoctor217
MisterDoctor217 - 3/28/2024, 12:38 AM
I don’t get it
cadunovaes01
cadunovaes01 - 3/28/2024, 12:47 AM
When she enters the studio, theres a strange Cap America (?) poster on the door...
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 3/28/2024, 3:27 AM
@cadunovaes01 - maybe because it's a Marvel studio? I'm not reading too much into it
Sabre81
Sabre81 - 3/28/2024, 10:57 AM
@cadunovaes01 - Yeah, I've heard they put them all over. Apparently it's Cap telling employees not to take pictures with their phones on set or something like that. Just self made ones as a joke to employees about spoilers.
cadunovaes01
cadunovaes01 - 3/28/2024, 5:54 PM
@Sabre81 - Good point, I really didnt know that!
Sabre81
Sabre81 - 3/28/2024, 6:42 PM
@cadunovaes01 - I only found out yesterday myself lol Can't remember which site it was but it was a similar article about Florence Pugh's video except this one included a photo of an office on set with writers and such and the poster was a lot more visible so the article explained what it meant.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/28/2024, 1:45 AM
To the movie trailer voice guy,

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LukeCage2155
LukeCage2155 - 3/28/2024, 2:14 AM
Florence Pugh is an amazing lady.
TheMetaMan
TheMetaMan - 3/28/2024, 6:02 AM
Why does she look like she’s had lip filler?
Tonic24k
Tonic24k - 3/28/2024, 8:01 AM
@TheMetaMan - Maybe she did. Maybe she didn't... why does this even matter? It's pretty common regardless.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 3/28/2024, 8:45 AM
@TheMetaMan - She is looking particularly luscious. But I think it's just make-up accentuating her naturally juicy features.
Apophis71
Apophis71 - 3/28/2024, 3:58 PM
@ObserverIO - There are a few moments with a side view of her lips and doesn't look like any filler in those so likely just pro lip liner useage if anything but an odd thing for anyone to ever get hung up on these days.
S8R8M
S8R8M - 3/28/2024, 6:07 AM
I want her to spend more time with Hailee Steinfeld. They can have a Lethal Weapon 3 scene. Talking about their scars 🤤
Deadinside
Deadinside - 3/28/2024, 3:30 PM
@S8R8M - I can appreciate that! I wouldn't mind seeing Florence & Hailee lying around comparing their gashes...!☮️😜
S8R8M
S8R8M - 3/28/2024, 4:10 PM
@Deadinside - hahaha
ZomZom
ZomZom - 3/28/2024, 6:11 AM
Florence is one of the best things in the MCU. She needs to be embraced, cherished and her character developed.If she isn't a key member of the reformed Avengers, someone has dropped a bollock.
Comicmoviejunki
Comicmoviejunki - 3/28/2024, 6:20 AM
@ZomZom - she also needs to be poked by my shlong
BrainySleep
BrainySleep - 3/28/2024, 6:25 AM
Sure it's not just a typo?
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 3/28/2024, 7:51 AM
Maybe it’s just a typo?.

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The only thing I can think if it’s not that is this a placeholder title and the movie might be called something else or have a subtitle.

Anyway we’ll see , looking forward to the film!!.
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