Deadline has announced that Geraldine Viswanathan is joining the cast of Marvel’s Thunderbolts movie. Viswanathan comes in as a replacement for Ayo Edebiri, who had to step down from the project. This casting change is a direct result of the production delays caused by 2023’s Hollywood strikes, which led to scheduling conflicts for the original cast members.
Geraldine Viswanathan’s Thunderbolts casting marks a significant milestone in her career, as it will be her debut in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the superhero genre. While this casting signifies a major step in her career, the specifics of her role are currently shrouded in secrecy.
Thunderbolts has also welcomed Lewis Pullman to its roster. Pullman steps in for Steven Yeun, who, like Edebiri, departed due to the rescheduled production timelines. He is expected to take on the role of Robert “Bob” Reynolds, a.k.a. Sentry.
Who is attached to the Thunderbolts movie?
During Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con presentation in July, it was revealed that Jake Schreier would direct the upcoming Thunderbolts project. Eric Pearson, the writer for Black Widow, had previously written a draft of the script before being replaced by Lee Sung Jin.
Thunderbolts features a star-studded cast, including Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, David Harbour as Red Guardian, Wyatt Russell as John Walker, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes and Harrison Ford as Thunderbolt Ross. Ayo Edebir and Steven Yeun are also on board in undisclosed roles.
Thunderbolts is currently set to hit theaters on July 25, 2025. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!