THUNDERBOLTS* Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has Finished Filming Her Scenes As Val; Rumored Composer Revealed

THUNDERBOLTS* Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has Finished Filming Her Scenes As Val; Rumored Composer Revealed

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has revealed that she's wrapped filming her scenes as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine for Marvel Studios' Thunderbolts*. We also have word on the movie's composer...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 08, 2024 06:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Thunderbolts

Though Marvel Studios' Thunderbolts* is still shooting, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has finished filming her scenes as the scheming Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.

The Seinfeld star revealed that she had now wrapped on the movie, although she declined to share any more details when asked if she performed any stunts while working on the project.

"I don’t know if you’re familiar with the Marvel Universe, but when you join it, you sign your life away in an NDA. So, if I say anything to you right now, I will be executed by the universe."

Does this indicate that Val will have a smaller role in the movie than we'd been led to believe? Not necessarily, but she was never likely to have as much screen time as the characters who make up the team, and we're hearing that the movie is scheduled to wrap within the next couple of weeks, anyway.

In related news, The Cosmic Circus' Alex Perez is reporting that Lorne Balfe (Black Widow, Mission: Impossible) will compose the score for the film.

A recent rumor may have revealed some new plot details about Thunderbolts*.

According to Daniel Richtman, the movie will begin with Yelena Belova, US Agent, Ghost and Taskmaster being sent by Val to take out an unknown target "in a vault." We don't know who this character is, but the crew soon realize that they were sent there to die, and decide to team-up to bring Val down.

How Sentry factors in remains to be seen, but there's a decent chance he'll be the person the team is set to eliminate. We'd also bet on Val enlisting Sentry to protect her against reprisals at some point.

Olga Kurylenko - who will reprise her Black Widow role as Taskmaster - was asked about that asterisk during a recent interview with Screen Rant, and while she chose her words carefully, the actress did confirm that the project has undergone some changes since it was first announced.

"Well, they changed a couple of things. [Laughs] That's all I can say, but that also doesn't say anything, because obviously every movie is different, and in every movie, things change. But yeah, it will be different, we'll see. There's nothing I can say." 

Still not much to go on, obviously, but we'd say Thunderbolts* turning out to be a completely different movie - maybe even Dark Avengers - is the most likely explanation.

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 (Kurylenko).

Allegra de Fontaine 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 (Salem's Lot, Top Gun Maverick) recently joined the cast as the powerful, unstable character, replacing The Walking Dead alum Steven Yeun in the role.

There were rumors that Harrison Ford's Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross would be involved, but that's yet to be confirmed. 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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DocSpock
DocSpock - 6/8/2024, 6:36 PM

I will remain optimistic about this.

I love the MCU, but the last 3 years of mostly sh!tty movies & D+ shows have worn my patience thin.

Deadpool, this, and CA:BNW better be really good, or the general audience may just give up on this shared universe.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/8/2024, 7:16 PM
@DocSpock - Deadpool better gain some super strength because he has the weight of all CBMs going forward on his shoulders. At least he has Wolvie to help
marvel72
marvel72 - 6/8/2024, 7:37 PM
@DocSpock - Deadpool And Wolverine is the only movie coming soon that I'm even interested in.
I want to get excited for the Fantastic Four but the announcement of Silver Surfher as put a downer on that.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 6/8/2024, 7:44 PM
@DarthOmega -

Truer words were never spoken.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 6/8/2024, 7:47 PM
@marvel72 -

I hear ya.

I'll start worrying about FF after I've seen these movies.

I only have enough brain meat for a certain amount of worries at a time.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/8/2024, 9:17 PM
@DocSpock - Val is a bad character. I'll say it.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 6/8/2024, 9:21 PM
@McMurdo -

Totally. All I see is the ditzy broad from Seinfeld. But she's playing a world class evil bad guy??

I just don't see it.
JDL
JDL - 6/8/2024, 9:51 PM
@DocSpock - I'll give you two shitty movies and two with issues but that's it. Other than that things I didn't like a lot were things that others did. It always comes down to taste which you need to allow for or else either spend a lot of your time miserable or leave.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/9/2024, 2:22 AM
@DocSpock - ya I just see Elaine lol
bobevanz
bobevanz - 6/8/2024, 6:36 PM
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SuperCat
SuperCat - 6/8/2024, 6:44 PM
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DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/8/2024, 7:53 PM
@SuperCat - Damn, that's got to be one of the most seamless vfx I've ever seen. If I didn't know any better I'd think Elaine was right there doing the Urjel dance. I saw this video and they seamlessly put her into all of those scenes.

Bonus points for my 90s kids if you know which episode this is? Something happened to Steve right after this dance.

Who knows what that was?
Vigor
Vigor - 6/8/2024, 8:19 PM
@SuperCat - you just introduce me to my fav new gif
MotherGooseUPus
MotherGooseUPus - 6/8/2024, 9:21 PM
@SuperCat - my first post since I got married and returned from my honeymoon and I gotta say I literally can't stop laughing. U combined 2 of my favorite shows of ALL TIME Together. You are a godsend, thank you sir
DarthAlgar
DarthAlgar - 6/8/2024, 9:39 PM
@DarthOmega - It gets better.

DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/8/2024, 10:08 PM
@DarthAlgar - That's the one
RolandD
RolandD - 6/8/2024, 10:14 PM
@SuperCat - Perfection!
OriginalGusto1
OriginalGusto1 - 6/9/2024, 1:00 AM
@SuperCat - Is that your prom?
BlackStar25
BlackStar25 - 6/9/2024, 3:23 PM
@SuperCat - Nahhhhh….This gif is too good. I’ve been looking at it for the past 5 minutes 😂😂😂
The1st
The1st - 6/9/2024, 10:58 PM
@DarthOmega - I believe he "rebranded" with his hot box lol, but it's been awhile. He was ahead of the curve on those Fiats though for sure.
Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 6/8/2024, 6:46 PM
YES YES YES IT WAS TIME IS SHE KANG? IS SHE MAYBE LAYDI KANG? I NEED HELP
Origame
Origame - 6/8/2024, 6:52 PM
Truly a memorable character with the same presence as as fury.

And now that Elaine is in the mcu, Seinfeld is officially canon.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/8/2024, 7:18 PM
@Origame - I wanna see George as Ben Grimm.
StSteven
StSteven - 6/8/2024, 7:22 PM
@Origame - Dude, I realize that it would be completely out of character for Val, but if they find a way to sneak in her doing that painfully awkward dance that Elaine did in Seinfeld I'll lose my shit. Like maybe she's in her office alone and gets word that the Thunderbolts (or whatever) have successfully completed their first mission and she gets an "atta boy" from Ross and does her little dance. C'mon, Marvel, make it happen!
Origame
Origame - 6/8/2024, 7:30 PM
@DarthOmega - oh and get into shrinkage 🤣

Also, I've been getting into a conversation with a certain other user and I was wondering about your thoughts (feel free to ignore if you don't wanna talk about it). But what are your thoughts on black people calling themselves the n word while getting offended at others using it?
Origame
Origame - 6/8/2024, 7:32 PM
@StSteven - I'm just always gonna imagine after the Seinfeld finale she made a deal to get out of jail to work for the government and just changed her name to Val. So there's your room to getting the dance.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/8/2024, 7:48 PM
@Origame - I'm against it. I used it as a teen. I grew up on 90s Hip-hop so there was no way around it. I can actually remember the day I stopped. I was around 22 and I was playing some old No Limit Master P music. My nephew heard me saying the lyrics and repeated it. Hearing his little voice repeat those words actually crushed me.

Never used it again after that.

I've heard people try to justify it by saying we're taking the word back to drain it of its power. That doesn't hold water when we say it to each other in a negative fashion.

Now there is a difference when white people say it. Here's an example...

Say you're hanging out with your friends or family. If your family is anything like mine we like to rank on each other. Some call it playing the dozens, some call it jonesing, some call it breaking balls. But if you're friends and family it's just a way to have fun with each other, laugh and bond.

Now let's say a stranger walks in and does it to one of them. Everyone will stop what they're doing and say wtf is your problem? Who tf are you? That person might get their ass whooped depending on what they say and how they say it. Even if they're joking the thought is "Slow your roll, you don't know us like that"

Now that's one part of the example. Now let's say one group is responsible for enslaving that group, or treating them less than human. And one of the words they used to do that is the "N" word. Then it takes on a whole new context.

But let's say the white person uses it in a rap lyrics and there is no ill intent behind that. I actually think that's fine. Although it will sting, of I know the white person and know they meant no harm, then it's all good.

But as black people we only have ourselves to blame for popularizing the word (minis the hard R ) in popular culture. Here in America we champion free speech. So I think everyone has the right to say whatever they want. Doesn't mean it will be consequence free.
Origame
Origame - 6/8/2024, 8:05 PM
@DarthOmega - perfectly said. My policy to them was if it's OK for one group to say it in the right circumstances it should be OK for everyone else under those same circumstances.

I do like your example of friends and family vs strangers. Like it's the same situation if a friend punches you vs a stranger. A friend does it it's just friends goofing around but a stranger does it it's like "why is this guy punching me".

Part of what I'm getting at though is a white person using it in the same context as a black person. One example is like you said a rap, but also black friends hanging out with a white friend, they keep goofing around calling each other the n word, why not let the white friend say it?

But ultimately I think we should just let the word die and lose it's power. Asians don't use the ch word, now it's pretty much gone.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/8/2024, 8:17 PM
@Origame - Are you familiar with Southern rap? There is an artist with the label Swisha House named Paul Wall. There is another rapper from the label Hypnotized Minds named Lil Whyte. There is also an R&B singer named Jon B.

What they all have in common is if you've ever only heard their voice and never saw them you would swear they are black. The same with soul singer Teena Marie (RIP) Sometimes you just know when someone identifies with a certain culture and when someone is being racist.

I had a work friend named Chris. We called him white Chris or hard white. Sometimes we called him Paul Wall or Bubba Sparx. He sounded like, dressed like, had the same barber as, same taste in music as, had the same taste in women as all of us black folk. He would say the "N" word (minus the hard "R") sometimes. But none of us tripped because we knew he was solid as a rock. We even had to step in once because an outsider heard him use the word and lost his shit.

It's all about intent. It's all about context. Those are two things that modern society seems to want to ignore.
Origame
Origame - 6/8/2024, 8:20 PM
@DarthOmega - I wish more people had this common sense.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/8/2024, 8:37 PM
@Origame - Ya know bro I have to be honest, I see you on here battling these absolute assholes often. You're fighting the good fight bro. For years I said I will never block anyone because who cares right? But then I started seeing none of them actually want to, or even can argue. All they have are insults and accusations. I would eyeroll everytime I see one of their lame ass avatars. Their comments are always as predictable as a sunrise or sunset.

Incel
Racist
Sexist
Fragile
White tears
homophobe

They stick to the script with no adlibbing. So I said [frick] it and started blocking them. I want to have a good time discussing these films, shows and comics. And they make me dislike this site. If I don't have to see their stupid ass comments then all the better.
Origame
Origame - 6/8/2024, 8:50 PM
@DarthOmega - thanks. I just don't get it. We don't like what they like, who cares. Move on with your life.

Why insult people and make racial issues out of not liking something like the marvels or the eternals?

Personally I blame disney. A new project comes out they're right there calling people who don't like it racist, sexist, homophobes.

It's hard for all of us. But I do know we'll get to a place without having to deal with this nonsense. We had that back in the early days of superhero movies. We could actually accept movies like catwoman and elektra weren't liked movies despite being "important" for representation. You just gotta have faith those days will come when we can just call bad movies bad no matter who's the lead.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/8/2024, 8:56 PM
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