Sebastian Stan and Florence Pugh's Thunderbolts: A blast from 2022

    Sebastian Stan and Florence Pugh headlined Marvel's Thunderbolts as revealed in the 2022 D23 Expo. Dive into a throwback covering the star-studded cast announcement and the nostalgic vibes they carried.

    Thunderbolts (2024) (Source: IMDb)

    Thunderbolts (2024) (Source: IMDb)

    The year 2022 was filled with surprises for the Marvel Cinematic Universe fans. And amongst the many memorable moments, one stands out vividly even today – the grand announcement of Sebastian Stan and Florence Pugh leading the pack in the MCU's Thunderbolts. Marvel Studios, always upping the ante, unveiled Thunderbolts, their counter to DC's famous Suicide Squad. A team of supervillains contracted by the government; the Thunderbolts boasted of an ensemble cast. Joining Stan and Pugh were talents like David Harbour, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wyatt Russell, Hannah John-Kamen, and Olga Kurylenko.

    When stars descended at D23

    It was at Disney's iconic D23 Expo that Kevin Feige, the Marvel Studios president, introduced the world to this new super team. Alongside Sebastian Stan, several of the cast members graced the stage. Russell, Harbour, Louis-Dreyfus, and John-Kamen made their presence felt, while the director Jake Schreier added to the event's magnitude. Pugh, busy filming Dune: Part Two at the time, couldn't join in person. But her virtual appearance was no less thrilling. "I am unbelievably excited to be joining this cast," she shared through her pre-recorded video.

    Louis-Dreyfus brought in a dose of backstage charm. Her selfie with Russell and Stan on the red carpet went viral, and fans could feel the excitement brewing. Harbour, always the enthusiastic one, posted his joy on Instagram, making fans more eager for what was to come. The revelation that Thunderbolts was set to begin filming with a premiere date for July 26, 2024, created a stir in the fan community. As reported by Variety, the anticipation was palpable, with fans eagerly marking their calendars.

    Looking forward to Marvel’s 2024 adventure

    Thunderbolts is now anticipated to get released on December 20, 2024. As we inch closer to 2024, the memory of that D23 announcement feels both fresh and nostalgic. It's a reminder of the magic the MCU brings, the star power they command, and the memories they've given fans worldwide. As fans, while we always look forward to what the future of the MCU holds, sometimes it's just as rewarding to look back. Especially when you have names like Sebastian Stan leading the journey into nostalgia. Here's to many more memorable moments in the years to come!

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