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Geraldine Viswanathan Replaces Ayo Edebiri in Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’

‘The Bear’ actress has stepped down from her mystery role due to scheduling conflicts, after the project was delayed multiple times during last year’s strikes; film hits theaters July 25, 2025.

Geraldine Viswanathan is set to replace Ayo Edebiri (The Bear) in Marvel’s upcoming feature Thunderbolts, just one week after Lewis Pullman stepped in for Steven Yeun, according to Variety. Both Yeun and Edebiri departed the project due to scheduling conflicts after the film was delayed multiple times during last year’s writers and actors strikes.

Thunderbolts is a theatrical crossover event that follows a group of supervillains recruited to go on missions for the government in hopes of redemption, similar in concept to DC’s Suicide Squad. The film stars Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova; Harrison Ford as Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross; David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov, aka Red Guardian; Wyatt Russell as John Walker; Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine; Olga Kurylenko as Antonia Dreykov, aka Taskmaster; and Hannah John-Kamen as Ava Starr, aka Ghost.

Jake Schreier directs from a script by Kurt Busiek, Lee Sung Jin, and Eric Pearson. Brian Chapek and Matthew Jenkins executive produce, while Kevin Feige produces. Studios creating VFX for the film include Crafty Apes and The Third Floor, with Jake Morrison acting as visual effects supervisor for Marvel Studios.

Thunderbolts is set to hit theaters on July 25, 2025.

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