Rumors Reveal How ‘Thunderbolts*’ Might Sidestep Its Major Critique Regarding Sentry


‘Thunderbolts*’ is among the upcoming projects slated for a 2025 release. While it may not garner the same level of anticipation as the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot or ‘Captain America: Brave New World,’ early rumors suggest it holds promise as the launch of a thrilling new franchise.

Set to introduce a team reminiscent of DC’s Suicide Squad, ‘Thunderbolts*’ is also rumored to unveil a new organization led by Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the role of Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.

Bucky Barnes, Ava Starr, John Walker, Yelena Belova, Red Guardian, and Taskmaster are expected to join the team based on current information. Notably, most of them lack significant power, especially when compared to Sentry.

Sentry, portrayed by Lewis Pullman, will indeed feature in the movie, a controversial choice given his immense power in Marvel comics. This casting decision has been a focal point of criticism, as it pits enhanced humans against one of Marvel’s most formidable characters.

Pullman recently discussed Sentry’s abilities in the film, initially suggesting shape-shifting, though I suspect he misspoke and actually meant molecular manipulation:

During the interview, the host and Pullman delved into superpowers, with Pullman expressing his desire for shapeshifting abilities, which would allow him to mimic various other powers.

I haven’t looked into Sentry, that’s the first I’ve heard that name but Sentry, sounds kind of snaky shape-shifty vibe.

So, how can Thunderbolts compete with that? According to Daniel Richtman, a prominent industry insider and leaker, they won’t need to – in the movie, Sentry will adhere to a “no kill” rule.

Certainly, no one anticipated Sentry obliterating the Thunderbolts; that would end the movie too abruptly. However, this explanation does feel rather lackluster.

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