Thunderbolts and Black Widow star David Harbour jokingly compares the upcoming antihero team to a Dungeons and Dragons party.
Earlier this summer it was revealed that Marvel Studios was developing a Thunderbolts film before revealing the full cast at D23. At the time of its reveal, the cast drew a bit of ire from fans, noting how several members of the team had similar power sets. However, everyone involved with the film still seems excited about it, which includes Red Guardian actor David Harbour.
The Thunderbolts Meet In A Tavern
David Harbour’s Red Guardian was first introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Black Widow. The character functioned as an incredibly dysfunctional father figure to Scarlett Johanson’s Black Widow and had a super soldier power set similar to that of Captain America. One of the biggest mysteries about the film is how all of these characters will come together, to which the actor jokingly stated that they would meet up like a Dungeons and Dragons party:
“That is one of the initial mysteries. I just made a joke about it’s like Dungeons and Dragons, where you meet in a tavern and it’s like there’s a dwarf drinking a beer and then there’s like an elvish figure over there, we all come together and then there’s this ghost… it’s not gonna happen like that, I don’t think.”
Dungeons and Dragons is a tabletop RPG game that is best known for its high fantasy stories. A very common setup for the stories told in these games usually involves the various characters first meeting at a tavern. Several of the characters in Thunderbolts are already acquainted with or know Julia Louis-Dreyfuss’ Valentina Allegra de Fontaine who appears to be the team’s benofactor. How the team’s other members will become acquainted with the team remains to be seen though it likely will not involve a bar.
Directed by Jake Schreier from a script written by Black Widow scribe Eric Pearson, Thunderbolts stars 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 and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes. Plot details are currently being kept under wraps but comics typically involve anti-heroes and/or heroes taking on jobs and tasks that more traditional heroes like The Avengers may be uncomfortable with.
Thunderbolts is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 26, 2024. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.