HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Steven Yeun attends the world premiere of Universal Pictures' "NOPE" at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 18, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

Steven Yeun Teases Upcoming MCU Debut in Thunderbolts

Steven Yeun is set to appear in the upcoming Marvel Studios film Thunderbolts, and although his role is unknown, the actor has teased that his character’s intentions are very clear to him.

Speaking to Empire Magazine, Yeun noted that the ability to work again with director Jake Schreier — the two worked together on the A24 Netflix series Beef — was a major force in him joining the film. As for his character, he said that what also drew to him the film were “the intentions of the particular character.”

“I don’t know if it was explicitly on my bucket list,” Yeun said. “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.”

Although his role is unknown, Yeun is in good company, as the movie, which will follow a team consisting of mostly supervillains and antiheroes, is also set to feature Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Sebastian Stan, Hannah Jon-Kamen, Wyatt Russell, Olga Kerleynko, and Ayo Edebiri.

Thunderbolts will be directed by Jake Schreier, whose history as a director isn’t extremely extensive, having only worked on 2012’s Robot & Frank, 2015’s Paper Towns, and the 2021 filmed version of Chance the Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring World Tour.


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