Geraldine Viswanathan replaces Ayo Edebiri in ‘THUNDERBOLTS’

Geraldine Viswanathan is on board for the Marvel Studios’ “Thunderbolts” movie, stepping in for Ayo Edebiri who had to leave due to scheduling conflicts following production delays caused by last year’s WGA and SAG AFTRA strikes. Viswanathan’s casting follows the recent addition of Lewis Pullman, who replaced Steven Yeun for similar scheduling issues.

Geraldine Viswanathan replaces Ayo Edebiri in ‘THUNDERBOLTS’

Marvel has not issued any statements regarding these changes.

Joining a cast revealed at Disney’s D23 event, Viswanathan will star alongside Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier, David Harbour as the Red Guardian, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Wyatt Russell as U.S. Agent, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, and Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster.

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Geraldine Viswanathan replaces Ayo Edebiri in ‘THUNDERBOLTS’

Jake Schreier has been appointed as the director of this highly anticipated Marvel film, with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige as the producer. While details about the film’s plot remain under wraps, it draws inspiration from the comic book narrative centering on a team of villains undertaking government-sanctioned missions. The release is scheduled for July 2025.

Following her notable performance in the Universal comedy “Blockers,” Viswanathan’s career has surged. Her 2023 engagements included the TBS series “Miracle Workers,” the Sundance selection “Cat Person,” and the Apple project “Beanie Bubble.” She will next appear with Margaret Qualley in Ethan Coen’s “Drive Away Dolls” and in the Amazon comedy “You’re Cordially Invited,” featuring Will Ferrell and Reese Witherspoon.

Viswanathan’s representation is handled by WME.

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