'It's not a straightforward Marvel movie': Wyatt Russell teases complex Thunderbolts plot
Wyatt Russell has promised that 'Thunderbolts' will be far from a "straightforward" Marvel film.
The 37-year-old actor is playing John Walker/US Agent in the forthcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) project and has full confidence that director Jake Schreier will make a picture that differs from a typical superhero flick.
Speaking at an event in New York with his father Kurt Russell on Wednesday (29.11.23), Wyatt told the audience: "I know [director Jake Schreier] so well and I know how smart Jake is and how much he cares about making something interesting and different and utilising everyone's talents to the best of their ability. And the story that I think they've come up with is really interesting — I know parts of the story and how the story works, I can't talk about it."
The movie - which features Florence Pugh, Harrison Ford and David Harbour - is slated for release in 2025 and Wyatt explained how the cast and crew are hard at work to impress Marvel fans amid suggestions of 'superhero fatigue' having an impact on box office performance.
The 'Monarch: Legacy of Monsters' actor said: "But it's not a straightforward Marvel movie as you've seen in the past. I think that it's gonna be a lot of fun but I think it will be something that hopefully Marvel fans will look at and go, 'Oh OK, this is a little different, let's go hard at it.' And as far as how we are approaching it, it's time to go to work a little bit, it's time to make a good Marvel movie so let's do that and work hard at it and don't take things for granted."