Stephen Yeun to Play Major Role in Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’

Stephen Yeun to Play Major Role in Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’
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Actor Stephen Yeun will be joining the cast of Marvel’s upcoming Thunderbolts movie, Marvel Studios announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. His fellow cast members will include Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan, and David Harbout.

Yeun, who starred in the role of Glenn in The Walking Dead, will be playing a significant character in Thunderbolts, guaranteeing that he will have an important role in future films. Yeun starred in Jordan Peele’s Nope last year and also earned an Oscar nomination for this role in Minari several years back. He also voices the character of Mark Grayson in Invincible.

Though it’s not been revealed which part Yeun will be playing in Thunderbolts, some insiders have speculated that he may be taking on the role of Sentry, the villain. Others have suggested that Yeun may play Amadeus Cho, aka Totally Awesome Hulk or Brawn. Still others think he could play the part of Doctor Doom, Atlas, or Fixer. Whatever the role, it’s a sure bet that Yeun will be playing a significant role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward.

Yeun was born in South Korea and moved with his family to Canada when he was a youngster. They later relocated to Michigan. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. As a college student, he befriended the sister of comedian Jordan Klepper, who inspired him to take acting classes. Yeun and Klepper later joined The Second City in Chicago, where he also got involved with Stir Friday Night!, an Asian American comedy troupe. He moved to Los Angeles in 2009.

Thunderbolts will be directed by Jake Schreier, who worked on Robot & Frank (2012), Paper Towns (2015), and Magnificent Coloring World Tour (2021) featuring Chance the Rapper.

The film is scheduled for a theatrical debut on July 26, 2024 as part of Phase 5 of the MCU’s rollout.

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