ByNathan Woolridge, writer at

In one of my previous articles, I discussed the possibility that the Red Hulk will be joining the MCU in [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409). General Ross has been confirmed to be joining the list of Civil War characters! As we know, Ross, is also known as The Red Hulk! He became The Red Hulk after years of admiring and trying to catch The Incredible Hulk! So, with Ross making his first MCU debut since The Incredible Hulk film (2008), one can only wonder if his character will continue and develop.

In one spin-off of General Ross' storyline, he puts together a strike team of various superheroes/anti-heroes. It's a team that's built to do the bad things for the ultimate good; they call themselves The Thunderbolts! The particular team-up that I am referring to made their comic debut in Thunderbolts Volume 2 #1 (2013) and made their last appearance in Thunderbolts Volume 2 #31 (2014).

Members of The Thunderbolts:

  • General Ross/Red Hulk
  • Mercy
  • Agent Venom
  • Punisher
  • Deadpool
  • Red Leader
  • Ghost Rider
  • Elektra

Movie/Character Profiles:

Red Hulk (Leader of Thunderbolts) - Actor: William Hurt

  • General Ross: appeared in The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • General Ross: Captain America: Civil War (2016) CONFIRMED
  • Red Hulk: Captain America: Civil War (2016) Possible appearance

Punisher/ Frank Castle - Actor: John Bernthal

  • Punisher will be making an appearance in the Netflix Original TV series, Daredevil. Punisher will be making his debut for season 2 of the series! CONFIRMED

Elektra -Actress: Elodie Yung

  • Elektra will be making her debut in the Daredevil Netflix series, as well! Elektra is a fan-favourite from the comics and will be added to the story-line! CONFIRMED

Deadpool - Actor: Ryan Reynolds

  • The announcement of the movie was leaked and now everyone is going crazy for the Deadpool movie, which is set to be released this February (2016)! CONFIRMED

Ghostrider - Actor: Nicolas Cage

  • Ghostrider hit the big screens in 2007, with a Marvel movie! It also received a sequel, Spirit of Vengeance, in 2012! CONFIRMED

Agent Venom

  • Flash Thompson became Agent Venom when he was enlisted into Project Rebirth, gaining similar powers to Spider-Man. Since Spider-Man and Venom have already entered the movie universe, this character is very possible!

Red Leader

  • This guy could be the possible villain! Red Leader, was given gamma radiation by the Red Hulk and became a full-time member of the team. After, Punisher left the team, Red Leader, wanted to try and kill the Thunderbolts. He sets up Punisher by putting a bomb in his safe with a note saying, "You don't quit us. You're fired." This made Punisher angry and he attacked the Thunderbolts.

So, most of the members of the Thunderbolts will be making their MCU debut in the near future! This may lead to the development of the strike team and possibly a movie after The Avengers begin to wrap up. Marvel will need to keep introducing new and fresh characters and teams to the big screen! If the Marvel Cinematic Universe is as connected as we think, then a possible team-up by all these characters can be a new, epic chapter to hit the big screens!

I would definitely encourage you all to read the Thunderbolts comics and research about them online! It's a very interesting team with some of Marvel's best characters!


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