After ‘Deadpool 3’, Marvel’s next anticipated project is ‘Thunderbolts‘. The project stars Sebastian Stan who will reprise his role as Bucky Banners, and Florence Pugh will appear as Yelena Belova. Also, David Harbour will star as the Red Guardian, Wyatt Russell as John Walker, and Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost.
However, every Marvel comic reader will know that ‘Thunderbolts’ is nothing but Marvel’s ‘Suicide Squad’. Like the latter, Thunderbolts consist of a group of anti-heroes and villains across the MCU. However, despite running on the same lines as ‘Suicide Squad’, ‘Thunderbolts’ will avoid one huge flaw.
What Went Wrong With 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’?
For many reasons, James Gunn‘s critically acclaimed film ‘Suicide Squad‘ was a box-office disaster. None of the characters were properly introduced nor the audience were educated about their background stories. The characters seemed to have picked up and blandly placed together, without even considering their personalities.
Also, the film suffered from horrendous editing and an awful lot of explosions, carelessly ignoring the fact that ‘Suicide Squad‘ should have been labeled R-rated. The film also tried forcing the characters to be likable, but that failed as the untimely jokes did not go well with the personalities of the anti-heroes.
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Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’ Is Set To Avoid The Mistake Of ‘Suicide Squad’
Just like the Suicide Squad, Thunderbolts are justified villains and criminals who take on missions that The Avengers can’t with their unconventional tactics. But unlike ‘Suicide Squad’, all the characters of ‘Thunderbolts’ have been introduced in the previous Marvel projects, making it easier for the audience to recognize them and be aware of their history.
Red Guardian, Yelena, and Taskmaster all made their virtual debut in ‘Black Widow’. Meanwhile, Ghost was the antagonist in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ and U.S. Agent starred alongside Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’. Hence Marvel will not have to waste time and resources to re-introduce these characters.
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