SAN JOSE, CALIF.⸺ The Thunderbolts Team has finally been revealed at the D23 Expo and includes people such as Yelena Belova, Bucky Barnes, Taskmaster, and other familiar faces. The Thunderbolts will be on the big screen on July 26, 2024, but was this the best team that the directors at marvel studios could have gone with? I believe they could have improved on the diversity and comic accuracy of the team.
One reason why this team isn’t the best choice is the skill set of The Thunderbolts is basic. “ I don’t really see how this movie could be interesting, seeming that most of the team is just people being skilled fighters.” said Daniel Au, a Silver Creek High School student. Characters like Ghost can turn intangible (the ability to pass through solid objects) or become invisible. Ghost was introduced in the movie Ant-Man and The Wasp. She gained these powers after being in a quantum accident which also killed her parents, when shield saw her power they took advantage of her powers.There is also Taskmaster, who can mimic the fighting style of a character just by watching the character fight. Other than that, the rest of the team is the same. Belova, Red Guardian, Barnes, and U.S. Agent all only have combat experience or peak human strength, as well.
Many people also don’t like this lineup since some characters from the team in the comics were not on the live action team. Both me and many other Viewers were hoping for characters like Red Hulk, Punisher, or Venom but were disappointed to find out otherwise. But with the passing of The actor of General Thunderbolt Ross (Red Hulk) we might not see him. Silver Creek student Brian Hoang claimed, “I’m still excited for the movie. I just wish that they would have added venom for more diversity in the team”
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