‘Black Widow’ Star Rachel Weisz Doubts ‘Thunderbolts’ Return

Despite being a film about a team of bad guys trying to do their best, the cast of Thunderbolts seems to reflect that of a Black Widow sequel, with roughly half of the titular team being made of returning characters from the film. Despite this, Rachel Weisz, who starred as Melina Vostokoff in the Black WiDOW film, casts doubt that she’ll be appearing in Thunderbolts.

This news comes from a recent interview Rachel Weisz did with Comicbook.com to promote her new show Dead Ringers. When asked if she would be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon as Melina, Weisz casted doubt on the idea, saying she hasn’t had discussions about a return in a while:

“I don’t. No one’s mentioned her to me for quite some time,” Weisz told Comicbook.com. “I think she’s still living with her pigs that she experiments on. She loves her pigs, they’re buddies.”

While it’s always nice to imagine one’s favorite character relaxing on a farm with pet pigs, this news will likely come as a disappointment to fans of Rachel Weisz’s Black Widow character. While Black Widow was nowhere near the best received MCU project in recent memory, many fans still loved the interactions between the characters that stood at the heart of the film. Only time will tell if Weisz will ever return to the MCU, or if her role will simply be shipped to a farm upstate.

Who is attached to the Thunderbolts movie?

During Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con presentation in July, it was revealed that Jake Schreier would direct the upcoming Thunderbolts project. Eric Pearson, the writer for Black Widow, had previously written a draft of the script, with Lee Sung Jin taking over for rewrites.

The Thunderbolts film features an impressive cast, including Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, David Harbour as Red Guardian, Wyatt Russell as John Walker, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes. Harrison Ford has recently been cast as Thunderbolt Ross, taking over for the late William Hurt. Ayo Edebir and Steven Yeun are also confirmed to be part of the project.

Thunderbolts is set to hit theaters on July 26, 2024. Be sure to stay updated on the latest news about this upcoming project and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!