If there’s one upcoming MCU project that has been talked about in recent times, it’s ‘Thunderbolts.’ In September Kevin Feige announced that David Harbour, Hannah John-Kamen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, and Olga Kurylenko would be reprising their roles as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, Ava Starr/Ghost, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, John Walker/U.S. Agent, and Antonia Dreykov/Taskmaster, respectively, in the film. He also confirmed that Yelena Belova would be a part of the Thunderbolts team in the film.
Soon after that rumors appeared that Steven Yeun would be playing Sentry in the movie, and the confirmation followed soon. Fans were not exactly ecstatic with that casting choice, citing obvious differences in how Steven Yeun looks and how comics accurate Sentry is supposed to look; even with a muscle suit and heavy use of CGI, it’s far-fetched at best and laughable at worst. A few weeks ago, however, Yeun dropped out of the role completely, citing scheduling issues caused by the SAG-AFTRA strike that concluded only recently. Now Daniel Richtman, reputable leaker and scooper, came to Social Media with the announcement that Austin Abrams is being offered the role of Sentry.
In any case, Abrams resembles comic-accurate Sentry, at least before the Golden Sentry serum kicked in, in his crackhead days, and fans are excited, to say the least, with Abrams already having an impressive resume behind him.
Austin Abrams is an actor known for his role as Ron Anderson in the AMC series ‘The Walking Dead’ (seasons 5-6). He has also been featured in various films and TV shows, such as ‘All Summers End,’ ‘Brad’s Status,’ ‘The Americans,’ ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,’ ‘Chemical Hearts,’ and ‘Dash & Lily.’ Since 2019, Abrams has been portraying Ethan in the TV series ‘Euphoria.’
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