‘Thunderbolts’ Set to be MCU’s Story of Redemption
It was one of the big announcements at the D23, with the lineup officially being confirmed, the Thunderbolts is set to be the MCU’s story of redemption.
There are few dates on the calendar that are as important to Marvel fans as D23, which brings together some of the biggest brands under the Disney umbrella to discuss what they have debuted in the coming year.
With Kevin Feige taking the stage to discuss all of the projects on the ledge for Marvel, one stood out to Marvel fans as the most exciting; and that was the Thunderbolts.
The project had been rumored long before the summer months, and was finally confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con of this year; with Feige announcing the supervillain team-up film would be in production for Phase Five.
With few other details being revealed, it was D23 where Feige then announced the lineup of the project, which included a whole host of Marvel characters that made it one of the most intriguing MCU films of the coming slate.
One thing was absolutely certain, however, following the announcement; and that is that Thunderbolts is set to be the MCU’s story of redemption.
The Thunderbolts, by their very creation, was always intended to be the story of former villains doing right by the Marvel Universe and embracing their more heroic aspects.
And that premise is one that defines the redemptive story arc, but more so than just the narrative, this story represents redemption for some of the characters that were wronged by the MCU.
In the lineup characters like Taskmaster and Ghost have an opportunity to find a brand new story to tell audiences, and have the chance to be explored in ways they were robbed of during their initial MCU debuts.
Characters like Red Guardian and Yelena have redemption in their chosen allegiances, and John Walker is afforded the chance to be redeemed for the actions that left him as a villain in Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The story should be incredibly engrossing because, in more ways than the obvious, this is a story that will be built around the idea of redemption.