Steven Yeun who is best known for playing the role of Glenn Rhee in AMC’s The Walking Dead has joined the Thunderbolts cast for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with details on who Yeun is playing being kept tightly under wraps with some hints being provided.
Initially reported earlier today by Deadline that Yeun will be joining the cast of Thunderbolts, details on Yeun’s involvement were stated to be a key role in the movie with the potential to appear in future projects. The report also states that Yeun will be playing a significant role in the movie, with details of future appearances in the MCU, meaning Yeun’s character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be quite important to the franchise and its future.
Who Is Steven Yeun Playing In The MCU?
Sadly, none of the newly shared details makes it clear who Yeun could be playing, but it’s possible that official details from Marvel Studios will be shared at some point this year. Thunderbolts is currently set for a 2024 release, with filming set to begin this summer, so it is possible that more concrete details will be provided during the D23 event in September.
Yeun will be joining now-fellow cast members such as Sebastian Stan, Florence Pugh, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wyatt Russell, David Harbour, Harrison Ford, and many more notable stars in the jam-packed cast for Thunderbolts. It is possible that the role Yeun has attached to could be on the villain side of the MCU, as the movie already has its fair share of questionable heroes, with chances that the teased future appearances could lead to an Avengers movie.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars are both in the works over at Marvel Studios, and if the comics are anything to go by, Jonathan Majors’ Kang will most likely need more baddies to team up with other than the endless amount of Kang Variants. In the comics, Kang ends up teaming with various villains from the Marvel universe, with Yeun’s secret casting possibly being one of Kang’s next teammates. However, that is just pure speculation as said before, it is impossible to tell from what has been shared so far as to who Yeun could be playing.
Thunderbolts is currently set to release on the 26th of July in 2024.