‘Thunderbolts’: Lewis Pullman Eyed To Replace Steven Yeun As Sentry In Marvel Film

Lewis Pullman, son of actor Bill Pullman, is definitely a star on the rise after roles in Top Gun: Maverick, The Starling Girl (for which we interviewed him), and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. But if a new story by Deadline is true about Pullman joining the MCU, he’s about to get a lot busier and a lot more famous.

Pullman is reportedly Marvel’s top choice to replace Steven Yeun in Thunderbolts and has entered early discussions. If everything pans out, Pullman would be taking on the role of the supremely-powerful Sentry. Earlier this year, Yeun was forced out of the role due to scheduling conflicts, and Marvel is wasting no time in finding someone to take over.

If Lewis Pullman joins, he’ll be part of an ensemble that includes Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka Winter Solder, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Wyatt Russell as John Walker aka USAgent, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova aka Black Widow, David Harbour as Red Guardian, Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster, Harrison Ford as General Thunderbolt Ross, and Ayo Edibiri in an undisclosed role.

Jake Schreier is set to direct Thunderbolts from an Eric Pearson script. The film is expected to arrive in July 2025.

Travis Hopson
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