Walking Dead star Steven Yeun joins Marvel's Thunderbolts movie

The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun has officially joined the MCU as he's been cast in a key role in Thunderbolts.

The Glenn Rhee actor — who recently showcased his talent in Oscar-nominated drama Minari and Jordan Peele's third feature Nope — will be part of the star-studded ensemble of the upcoming Marvel film (via Deadline).

It has been reported that Yeun's role could continue beyond his appearance in Thunderbolts. This has sparked speculation about the character he is to portray, with some fans believing he'll play main antagonist Robert Reynolds aka Sentry.

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Directed by Jake Schreier from a script by Eric Pearson, Thunderbolts is a sequel to Black Widow and Captain America: New World Order set to hit cinemas in July next year.

The last outing in Phase Five of the MCU, Marvel's version of Suicide Squad will see the return of several superhero stalwarts, namely Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Stranger Things' David Harbour as Red Guardian, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Wyatt Russell as John Walker/US Agent, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost and Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster.

Alongside Marvel newcomer Yeun, The Bear's Ayo Edebiri has also been cast in an undisclosed role.

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As for Yeun, it looks as he has his hands very full at the moment.

The Invincible actor will next be seen in Netflix's Beef, also starring Ali Wong and The Umbrella Academy's Justin H. Min. A dramedy stemming from a road rage incident, the series starts streaming on April 6 following its premiere at SXSW Festival in March.

On the big screen, Yeun will appear on Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi film Mickey 17, featuring Robert Pattinson in the lead role and releasing on March 29 next year.

Thunderbolts is scheduled to be hit cinemas on July 26, 2024.

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