Marvel Studios is believed to be working on a solo project for a new villain who has not yet been seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel's villain-centered projects are a rarity, and are also relatively new for the MCU. First, there was Loki (if this interpretation of the character counts as a villain), and then Agatha: Coven of Chaos, both of which are Disney+ shows.
Fans have long desired to see them in their own films, shows, or special presentations. Some of the most popular candidates include actors such as Doctor Doom, Kang the Conqueror, or the late Thanos.
For the time being, none of these possibilities looks to be on the way. Instead, the spotlight may be on someone else who is set to take center stage shortly.
Sentry Project Is Currently Working
According to insider Daniel Richtman, Marvel Studios is working on a Sentry solo project.
Sentry is well-known in the comics as a Superman-like figure who developed his powers from a serum similar to Steve Rogers' Captain America.
When he is recognized by the public (worldwide memory wipes occur here and there for classic, convoluted comic book reasons), he's a hero. However, he has a darker side—one that is beyond belief and can often be viewed as a threat to humanity as a whole.
In November, reports surfaced that the MCU's Thunderbolts would face off against an antagonistic Sentry in their next film, a character that is "a conflicted and powerful villain... similar to an] evil Superman."
This would mean that the rumored project would be a direct result of the huge misfit team-up in 2024.
What Kind of Project Will It Be?
When it comes to more villain-centered projects, Sentry is far from the top choice for many.
If a project centered on him is in the works, obviously Marvel has a lot of faith in his potential—and he will most likely tie into the Multiverse Saga more than previously thought.
Will the project focus on the character as a hero, a villain, or both? As previously mentioned, Robert Reynolds has a good and bad persona—so there's plenty of creative freedom to create an interesting and worthwhile tale.
It's unclear what format this project will be, but given how enticing the upcoming slate is and the expected changes at Marvel Studios, a Special Presentation is most likely.
Thunderbolts will be released in cinemas on July 26, 2024.