We have been given another opportunity for a big-time Marvel mash-up. Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine or Val (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), introduced herself into the Marvel Cinematic Universe by approaching John Walker at the end of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
We can assume that the Thunderbolts will be following behind her. Redditors expressed who they thought should be a part of the big-screen debut of the well-known antihero team.
One user said, “Songbird is the only correct answer! It's not Thunderbolts without Melissa Gold!” Another Redditor said, “Songbird/Melissa Gold is kind of like the Deadshot of the ThunderBolts's Suicide Squad.”
They continued, “She's on most lineups of the team, best embodies the kind of person that ends up on the team, and is an interesting enough character that they can bounce off just about anyone. Super cool character. I suggest looking into her!”
One Redditor posted, “Take out Val, let her be behind the scenes!” Another user said, “They’d probably be coerced. Val would probably snatch them up and implant explosives or something in them. In DC Comics, Amanda Waller does a similar thing when putting together the Suicide Squad.”
One user thought, “Completely redo Taskmaster. Like, let someone else take on the mask and is closer to the comic book character. Really good character, though.” Another Reddit user posted, “If Taskmaster has her brain back, then maybe she gets involved too.”
9. Red Guardian
One user said, “Red Guardian similarly doesn’t add a lot of conflicts. If he betrayed Yelena again, it would cheapen one of the best scenes in Black Widow.” One Redditor said, “Remove Bucky, Guardian, and Taskmaster. Add Luke Cage, Justin Hammer, and Baron Zemo.”
One Reddit user said, “I feel like Bucky doesn’t add much. It feels like he should be the protagonist.” Another user said, “I feel like Falcon becoming Cap & not taking Bucky along is kind of a crappy move.”
7. Us Agent
One Reddit user posted, Yelena, US Agent, Ghost are all in the movie.” Another user said, “Yeah, that makes some sense. We watched US Agent murder someone!” I feel like a roster of counterparts to the original Avengers would be cool, US Agent/ Captain America.”
One user predicted, “Yelena will be leading them!” One Redditor posted, “I feel like Bucky is going to be the pseudo-mentor to Yelena, seeing as he's a lot further along the “recovering from being a brainwashed assassin” journey.”
One user, “Ghost, and that's all I can think of.” Another user said, “Add Ghost but more of a counterpart to Antman.” Another Redditor posted, “It'll probably be Yelena and Ghost!”
4. Baron Helmut Zemo
One user posted, “Zemo, Zemo, Zemo, Zemo!” Another user said, “Zemo. Literally, just add Zemo. He’s literally their most iconic member,” One Redditor said, “We already did this not too long ago. But Zemo obviously!”
One user said, “I know we'll never see it in the MCU, but I was a big fan of the Deadpool Thunderbolts lineup. That was a pretty great dynamic with a lot of unexplored potentials.” Another user posted, “LOL, just put in Deadpool. That's what the fans want!”
One Reddit user stated, “Add in Abomination, and it's solid.” Another user said, “Abomination, yeah, that works real good.” Another Redditor commented, “Abomination for sure!”
One Reddit user posted, “Man-thing, Abomination, and Peter from Deadpool 2.” Another Redditor replied, “How on earth would Man-Thing work?” Another user stated, “The same way he did when he was on the Thunderbolts in the comics— team teleporter. Though IMO, if they did man-thing, they should do Satana and troll as well.”
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