There's a huge amount of intrigue surrounding Marvel Studios' Thunderbolts, especially now a movie which once looked like little more than a low-key follow-up to Black Widow and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is rumoured to introduce The Sentry.
We're expecting The Walking Dead alum Steven Yeun to play the MCU's most powerful superhero and some additional details have today been revealed about what role the hero (and occasional villain) will play here.
Apparently, The Sentry is initially going to be part of Val's Thunderbolts team during the first two acts before "something rips him away from them." Could that be The Void? We'd say it's likely. This scooper has also claimed the character is going to don a very comic-accurate costume in the movie.
Whether The Sentry has a future beyond this team-up remains to be seen, but throwing him into the mix ensures Thunderbolts has incredibly high stakes.
In the comics, Steve Rogers was initially the only person the Super Soldier Serum worked on. Other government agencies struggled to create their own versions, and it was in the late 1940s that Project: Sentry was first dreamed up.
Meant to be 100,000 more powerful than the serum that created Captain America, the project ultimately got bogged down in red tape. However, years later, a meth addict called Robert Reynolds broke into the laboratory of one of the professors who worked on that and ingested the "Golden Sentry Serum" while looking for a fix.
With that, he gained the power of a million exploding suns, later becoming one of the Marvel Universe's greatest superheroes. There was a twist, though, as The Void - Reynolds' repressed personality - later emerged and took the form of a shadowy monster every bit as powerful as the Golden Guardian. It killed millions and continued to plague The Sentry in the years that followed.
Thunderbolts' confirmed cast members include Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Florence Pugh as Yelena Boleva, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, David Harbour as Red Guardian, Wyatt Russell as U.S. Agent, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster, and Steven Yeun in a mystery role believed to be The Sentry.
Written by Eric Pearson and directed by Jake Schreier, Thunderbolts is currently set to be released in theaters on December 20, 2024.