‘The Bear’ star Ayo Edebiri joins Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’ movie

‘The Bear’ star Ayo Edebiri joins Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’ movie

She’s joining a stacked cast that includes Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.


The 27-year-old actress, known for her breakout role as sous chef Sydney on The Bear, has landed a role in Marvel’s Thunderbolts, EW has confirmed. Edebiri’s exact role has yet to be revealed, but she’s joining an ensemble cast of Marvel villains that includes Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, David Harbour as the Red Guardian, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Wyatt Russell as John Walker, Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 12: 74th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS — Pictured: Ayo Edebiri arrives to the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022. — (Photo by Evans Vestal Ward/NBC via Getty Images)

Ayo Edebiri

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Deadline first reported Edebiri’s involvement.

The Thunderbolts aren’t exactly Marvel A-listers, but they have a long history in the comics. This ragtag group of reformed supervillains made their debut in 1997, often taking on dangerous missions for the government, Suicide Squad-style.

Edebiri became a breakout star for her role in The Bear, and she’s since been nominated for the Critics’ Choice Awards, the Gotham Independent Film Awards, and the Independent Spirit Awards. She also lent her voice to Netflix’s animated comedy Big Mouth and wrote for What We Do in the Shadows. Most recently, she starred in the Sundance comedy Theater Camp, which is expected to premiere later this year.

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