Working Title for Marvel’s Thunderbolts | Popgen Tech
When Thunders was announced at SDCC, it garnered a ton of excitement. Currently scheduled for release on July 26, 2024, the film will bring together for the first time a team of unlikely allies and former antagonists of the MCU. But how long will they be united under the watchful eye of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Val, and how long before there’s backstabbing, power grabs, or it all goes sideways for everyone, is anyone’s guess. And that’s why Thunders is likely to be a really fun unpredictable installment for the MCU. Keeping with the idea of being fun and unpredictable this production is the Thunders‘ job title.
thunderbolts’ working title is tied to a Captain – but not what you think
We can exclusively report from our sources that Thunders uses the working title Oops All Berries. This name is probably familiar to you if you’ve ever perused a grocery store cereal aisle. It is very close to the same name as the Quaker Oats Company’s Crunch Berry cereal spinoff. The cereal goes through OOPS! All Berries (although the working title has no exclamation point and capital letters).
Besides being a delicious and crunchy cereal with a name that launched a thousand memes, what could the name possibly imply? We don’t know for sure – the working titles are either in-jokes or bits from the comic. But sometimes they have clues about what the people behind a production are thinking. It’s a fun hobby of fandom to speculate about possible deeper meanings about them.
As it happens, there is a case for Thunders and Oops All Berries that makes sense. Something is really possible Agents of SHIELD. connection that may shed some light on why Thunders uses a specific job title.
Agents of SHIELD and Oops All Berries
There’s a pretty direct point of connection between the worlds of Marvel and Cap’n Crunch, and it has to do with Phil Coulson. Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, who starred in the show that aired on ABC for seven seasons. Season 5 has the Oops All Berries connection I’m referring to today.
In “Rise and Shine,” cereal is a minor plot point. The larger purpose of the episode was to provide an episode of origin story for General Hale (Catherine Dent) while giving us a glimpse into the motives of the Confederacy. It’s full of flashbacks. But currently AoS timeline of the episode, Coulson is Hale’s “voluntary” prisoner in the HYDRA Preparatory Academy bunker.
Hale wants to convince Coulson and SHIELD to work with HYDRA. At one point in the episode, Coulson is in the mess hall with Ruby and comments on the bunker accommodations and the abysmal breakfast. He saw OOPS! All Berries, Ruby comments about them and takes the box back to her room where she is eating cereal.
While he is eating, General Hale comes in to chat and continues to try to convince him about the SHIELD/HYDRA team-up in the face of a major threat. Thunders is a team-up movie, so maybe we’ll see former enemies come together as uneasy allies to take on a more significant threat, or maybe it’s just a case of the Thunderbolts as “voluntary prisoners” like Coulson. Or maybe there is no connection to this episode. Whatever the reasoning, this is definitely a working title that surprised us.
What is known so far about Thunders
The internet was abuzz with excitement when Marvel announced a Thunders film at SDCC earlier this year. Kevin Feige spoke to the packed Hall H and said the film will close in Phase 5. We learned that later Jake Schreier will direct it and Eric Pearsonof Black Widow and Thor: Ragnarokwrite it down.
Back in September at D23, Marvel revealed the film’s cast via slick concept art from Marvel Director of Visual Development, Andy Park. The cast is stacked with an Avengers-worthy lineup. David Harbor is Red Guardian, and Florence Pugh is Yelena Belova. Sebastian Stan returned as the Winter Soldier, and Wyatt Russell is US agent. The concept art shows two more cast members Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost and Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster. And then Val, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Thunders is slated to hit theaters on July 26, 2024. But as Cosmic Circus writer Alex Perez mentioned recently, things may change for this and many other Marvel productions. You can take a look at our recent report about the Disney+ series delay Echo for a recent example of a schedule shift. We are monitoring the potential change of Marvel release dates and plan changes.
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