Steven Yeun was recently confirmed to be starring in Marvel Studios’ 2024 movie Thunderbolts as the iconic Marvel Comics character known as The Sentry, also known as Robert Reynolds and as The Sentry’s alter-ego The Void.
Yeun recently got to share his thoughts when speaking to Total Film about his new MCU role, telling them that he is excited about the challenge while also comparing it to his experience when working on AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Steven Yeun On Joining The MCU As The Sentry
While talking to TotalFilm about the exciting challenge behind becoming a Marvel superhero and starring in the star-packed MCU movie Thunderbolts, Yeun had the following to say:
“I feel excited. I feel like a new challenge. I feel blessed to be able to play in a place that reaches so many people. I got to touch that on Walking Dead. It feels exciting to get another chance to connect with people in another way.”
Yeun joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as The Sentry will most likely mean he will be playing two characters, The Sentry and The Void, as two characters exist within Bob Reynold’s mind, at least in the comics anyway.
When the news broke that Yeun would be joining Thunderbolts, details were shared that his involvement in the ever-growing franchise would be key to the future of the MCU, confirming that Yeun may be set to star in not only one but multiple MCU projects, potentially even for an Avengers sequel.
Marvel’s The Sentry is typically known as one of the most powerful characters to exist within the Marvel universe[s], so it’s safe to assume that Yeun may have a part to play in either Avengers: The Kang Dynasty or Avengers: Secret Wars, or maybe even both, however, besides from Thunderbolts nothing has been confirmed as of writing this article.
Thunderbolts will see the return of Marvel favourites such as Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes, Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, David Harbour’s Alexei Shostakov aka Red Guardian, Wyatt Russell’s John Walker, Hannah John-Kamen’s Ava Starr, along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Valentina Allegra de Fontaine and Harrison Ford’s upcoming take on Thunderbolt Ross.
Marvel Studios’ Thunderbolts will be released in theatres on July 26, 2024.