David Harbour believes that the Thunderbolts movie will provide fans with things they have never seen before in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
At the 2022 San Diego ComicCon, Marvel executive Kevin Fiege outlined the studio's plans for the next few years, and one announcement that gained a raucous reception was the confirmation of a Thunderbolts movie.
It will star Harbour as Red Guardian, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Florence Pugh as Yelena, Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S. Agent, Olga Kurylenko as Antonia Dreykov/Taskmaster, Hannah John-Kamen as Ava Starr/Ghost and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.
Thunderbolts is described as Marvel's answer to DC's Suicide Squad in that it features a group of anti-heroes rather than the conventional heroes like Iron Man and Captain America.
Harbour reckons that dynamic will make the movie stand out from other Marvel properties.
"It's really cool. We introduce a thing that's super cool. It's vital," he told Collider.
"I'm psyched that Julia Louis Dreyfus' character is going to be, in a bigger way, explored. One of the things you'll probably know is that the me and Florence dynamic will be in there and explored in a way that's really cool.
"But all these guys, Sebastian's character, Wyatt's character, I just love this mercenary element in the MCU. MCU has always been sort of elevated in a certain way. Captain America, even Iron Man, although he has egos, are always in it for the right reasons or ultimately does the right thing. And I like these guys who are a bunch of losers or a bunch of guys who can't quite get it right. And so far what they've pitched me just feels really cool."
The Thunderbolts are 'losers'
On ComicBook.com's Phase Zero podcast, Harbour was asked about how the movie would be different from other MCU films.
And, he responded by saying that Thunderbolts will effectively focus on a bunch of losers.
"We're like losers, which I like. We're the losers. I think it's fun to watch us just mess everything up," he said.
"It's very funny, there's also a lot of pathos in that. There's a lot of drama in a bunch of people who just keep getting their lives wrong and — because of character flaws — keep messing things up. Nobody gives them the respect that they do to Captain America and Iron Man, very capable people.
"So there's a lot to draw on there. I think there's a lot of movie there that will be fun. It has all this cool action and cool comedy from what has been described to me.