In the ever-evolving cinematic universe of Marvel Studios, the buzz around the upcoming movie “Thunderbolts” is reaching new heights. With a growing anticipation among fans, we’ve received the big news about who is set to play one of the most significant and eagerly awaited characters, Sentry. After some shuffling within the cast, fans can now look forward to Lewis Pullman filling in the golden boots of Marvel’s own powerhouse, Sentry.
Previously, Steven Yeun of ‘The Walking Dead’ fame was tapped for the role of Sentry, but due to scheduling conflicts, he had to step back. This led to the search for a new face to embody the hero who is often compared to Superman because of his incredible strength and near-invulnerability. Lewis Pullman, who has impressed audiences in ‘Top Gun Maverick’ among other films and series, has now been confirmed to play the almighty Sentry from Marvel Comics in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), debuting in “Thunderbolts.”
Lewis Pullman may be recognized from his compelling performances in films like ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night,’ ‘Bad Times at the El Royale,’ and ‘Them That Follow,’ as well as from his roles in the series ‘Catch-22,’ ‘Outer Range,’ and the upcoming ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ alongside Brie Larson. With this impressive portfolio, he’s set to bring a version of Sentry that aligns closely with the comic book iteration. The only catch? He might need to bulk up a bit to truly fit into the iconic superhero suit—though Hollywood special effects and costume design could lend a helping hand in that department, as seen with characters like Patriot in ‘The Boys.’
In another shift within the cast, we bid farewell to actress and comedian Ayo Edebiri, known from the critically acclaimed series ‘The Bear’ and ‘Big Mouth,’ as well as her work in films like ‘Theater Camp’ and ‘Bottoms.’ Edebiri, also a voice talent in animations such as ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,’ has had to exit “Thunderbolts” due to scheduling incompatibilities. In her stead, Geraldine Viswanathan steps into the star-studded cast in a yet-to-be-revealed role.
With such a dynamic roster of talent, “Thunderbolts” is shaping up to be a super-powered spectacle that will expand the MCU in new and exciting ways. Fans across the globe are marking their calendars, as the anticipated release date is set for July 25, 2025.
Expectations are sky-high for what “Thunderbolts” will offer to the MCU narrative. Will the introduction of Sentry signal a new era of heroism in the films we’ve come to love? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain: the excitement for “Thunderbolts” and its ever-growing cast is thunderous indeed.