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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Says Marvel’s THUNDERBOLTS* Will Focus on ‘The Human Story’

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Says Marvel’s THUNDERBOLTS* Will Focus on ‘The Human Story’

Marvel Studios’ Lightning* star Julia Louis-Dreyfus recently spoke about the upcoming film, offering some insight into what fans should expect from it and the story it tells.

Louis-Dreyfus explains that the big MCU film will be driven by a grounded narrative and will focus on the “human story.” He also says that the creative team is trying not to use too much CGI in making the film.

In an interview with the New York Times, Louis-Dreyfus said: “It’s very well organized. Very methodical. And I don’t mean that in a negative way. Particularly in this movie, they’re very focused, frankly, on the human story, believe it or not.”

He went on to talk about the CGI in the film, saying, “They’re trying to get back to their roots, so to speak. And so there’s a lot of focus on that. They’re trying to stay away from as much CGI or anything as possible, so that the stunts are everywhere.

“And actually, I had to make a pair. Well, I make it sound like I’m flying through the air like Captain America or something, but I’m not. It’s just a very, very, very, very short stunt.

Louis-Dreyfus reprises her role as CIA director Countess Valentina Allegra de Fontaine Lightning*. She made her debut in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+ when he talked about John Walker (Wyatt Russell) in abandoning the character of Captain America in favor of US Agent.

De Fontaine then appeared in the post-credits scene in Black Widow when he assigned Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) to eliminate Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).

His most recent appearance occurred in Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverand there it was discovered that she was the director of the CIA.

The cast of Lightning* also includes Sebastiano Stan as Bucky Barnes, Davide Porto in the role of the Red Guardian, Hannah John-Kamen in the role of Ghost, Lewis Pullmann like The Sentinel, and Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster.

It had already been said previously Lightning* it’s “just a sequel to Black Widow in the same way Civil war it was a sequel to Captain America… Yelena deals with the remains of the Red Room and then gets distracted Lightning*.”

The film is directed by Jake Schreier (Paper cities, joke) and was written by Eric Pearson (Thor: Ragnarok, Black Widow) AND Kurt Busiek.

Lightning* it is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on July 25, 2025.

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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