Jin arrives after “Black Widow” writer Eric Pearson has completed his sketch. With pre-production underway and filming to begin soon, it’s no surprise that Jin stated in Variety that this is just a rewrite, not a major overhaul of the script.
“I’m rewriting. The whole cast again. Jake asked me if I’d join. I probably should have taken a break, but there are so many themes and exciting things about the movie that I can’t help but sign in.”
There’s a ton of room for the MCU to let their hair down a bit by spoiling these gray characters. This isn’t exactly Marvel’s “The Suicide Squad,” but I can imagine it would cover a similar comic book corner where not everyone has to play by the Scout rules. All characters specified for the MCU version true blue, they’re not all bad villains. They’ve each done bad things, but they’ve either shown a bit of conscience (like Ghost and Taskmaster) or they’re already close to the heroes (I’m looking at you, Yelena).
I feel like Jin was drawn to squeezing everything in and maybe adding some of his trademark dark humor to the mix. I look forward to all these talented personalities being thrown into the same story together. It promises to be chaotic and very entertaining.
Meanwhile, “Thunderbolts”, a very fast comeback for a superhero movie, is on the fast track with an estimated July 26, 2024 release date.