'It was a really different approach': Jake Schreier tells a new Marvel story with Thunderbolts
Jake Schreier is looking forward to making a Marvel movie with a "very different perspective" in the form of 'Thunderbolts'.
Jake Schreier is looking forward to telling a fresh story with 'Thunderbolts'.
The 41-year-old filmmaker is helming the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie and is delighted to be putting his own imprint on the comic book genre with a tale from a "different perspective".
Jake told Collider: "It was a really different approach and a new kind of story to tell. It is not a sequel. Yes, these characters have appeared before but it is a new story being told and a story I think with a very different perspective than people are expecting.
"That felt exciting and that felt like a real challenge to take on."
The film – slated for release in December 2024 - follows a group of antiheroes as they are recruited by the government to go on missions and Jake discussed the challenge of combining a "personal" movie with something that will impress audiences across the world.
The 'Beef' director explained: "It's about characters and whether there is something specific to those characters that brings them together and something that they're going through that isn't the most traditional superhero story to be told.
"We want to make a big universal movie that everyone can connect to but you can only do that by making something that feels personal and I think that's what's exciting about the project."
Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan and Harrison Ford are all set to feature in 'Thunderbolts' and Jake confessed he would've been foolish to turn down the chance to work with such a star-studded cast.
He said: "What jumped out was that the cast is just incredible, how you could not be excited to work with that group of people."