Steven Yeun will be making his return to the world of comic book properties with his recently revealed role in the upcoming Thunderbolts film. In a recent interview with Empire Magazine Yeun revealed that it was never his intention to join the MCU, but it was the MCU’s intentions that made him join it.
Yeun is best known for his role as Glenn on The Walking Dead and for being the voice of Mark Grayson on Invincible, making Thunderbolts the third project he’s worked on to be based ona comic book. Many fans saw joining the MCU as a natural stepping stone in his career. However Yeun, who has recently expanded his filmography with projects like the drama Minari and the sci-fi horror film Nope, recently revealed to Empire Magazine that joining the MCU was never his plan:
“I don’t know if it was explicitly on my bucket list,” Yeun told Empire “It was more the story, getting to work with Jake Schreier again, who directed Beef, and what his intentions were. The intentions of the particular character that they wanted me to play were very clear, and that’s what drew me to the film.”
Beef is an upcoming drama series on Netflix starring Yeun and Ali Wong focused on two stranger who get into a road rage accident that brings even more chaos into their lives. It seems as though Yeun enjoyed his time on the project enough to want to reunite with Schreier, who served as executive producer and the director of a majority of the episodes. While it has not been revealed who Yeun will be playing in the film, it seems as though whatever intentions Schreier has for the character was enough to pull Yeun back into the world of comics. We can only hope the role is one to keep him around for years to come.
Who is attached to the Thunderbolts movie?
Thunderbolts was announced during Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con presentation this past July. Robot & Frank and Paper Towns helmer Jake Schreier is directing the project from a script by Black Widow scribe Eric Pearson.
The Thunderbolts cast also includes 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. The project recently cast Harrison Ford as Thunderbolt Ross, replacing the late William Hurt.
Thunderbolts is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 26, 2024. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the upcoming project and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!