A new rumor has surfaced courtesy of The Hashtag Show, stating that a Netflix series based on the popular villain team The Thunderbolts is currently being developed for the second phase of the Marvel/Netflix deal. As always, reports as big as these should be taken with a grain of salt.
With the first season of Daredevil garnering worldwide acclaim, Jessica Jones wrapping up in a few weeks, and season two of Daredevil currently in production, the anticipation for these binge-format superhero shows are at an all time high. A high concept property such as the Thunderbolts would make a perfect fit for the format as well. In the next few years of the MCU, we may slowly start to see certain characters that have been involved in the Thunderbolts lore in the comics. A little bit of plausibility to this rumor if you will.
Created in 1997 by the mighty Kurt Busiek and legendary Mark Bagley, the Thunderbolts were a super-powered team primarily composed of villains posing as heroes. Originally played as a straight up anti-hero story, the Thunderbolts brand soon went through different roles in the larger universe and line up changes. One of those prominent line up changes was the inclusion of Norman Osborn, Bullseye, Thunderbolt Ross and the Punisher in the team, all in different periods of time and all of whom we will one day see in the MCU.
For more on the Thunderbolts, check out our recent rad article on the team. What do you guys think of their possible inclusion in the MCU?
Source: The Hashtag Show.