Thunderbolts’ David Harbor explains how Red Guardian and the rest of the team will come together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Love at first sight Star David Harbor teases how the Marvel Cinematic Universe cast of anti-heroes and villains will come together in the upcoming team-up movie. The film was officially announced by Marvel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, with the studio later confirming its team roster at the D23 Expo. Love at first sight will feature returning MCU cast members Harbor as Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Wyatt Russell as John Walker/US Agent, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.
With a release date of July 2024, Love at first sight will be the last film on the MCU’s Phase 5 Movies & TV slate. However, Marvel has been teasing Team Thunderbolts for years. Louis-Dreyfus made appearances in Black Widow and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. She’s already sent Yelena to kill Clint Barton/Hawkeye and recruited an American agent to her cause, making her the likely leader of the Thunderbolts, at least in the MCU. The comic version of the team was originally formed by Baron Zemo, who was not announced for the film, and another iteration of the Thunderbolts became the Dark Avengers led by Norman Osborn after the Secret event. Invasion.
Since the Love at first sight The movie can’t just follow the same formula as the Avengers coming together, there are going to be some surprises in the movie. As the movie was only recently announced, details are still limited. However, Harbor was questioned by ComicBook.com how the team would form. Check out his response below:
This is one of the first mysteries. I just made a joke about this, 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 elven figure there – down, we all get together and then there’s this ghost… it’s not going to happen like that, I don’t think.
But I think that’s one of the mysteries of the movie is what their relationship is, and as you say, there’s a lot of exciting stuff as you wrap up the next phase in terms of sort of what their part of the whole universe is in this way random and chaotic. So, you know, we can’t say too much at this point, but they’re an exciting introduction of this team back together, it’s going to be a lot of fun.
The fun, as Harbor mentions, will likely come from the clashing personalities on the team. While most of the announced members of the Love at first sight somehow reformed, it’s still a bunch of characters with morally questionable pasts. A team like this shouldn’t be able to work together, and the fun will come in seeing how they inevitably overcome that. While the premise of Love at first sight is similar to suicide squadthere are key differences between the two.
For example, a benefit Love at first sight count more suicide squad is that all the characters have already been introduced to the MCU and are known to the public. The movie doesn’t have to get bogged down in exposition and can instead focus on making the moment the team reunites as fun and unique as possible. As Harbor suggests, the chaotic nature of all these characters coming together will be the draw of the film.