Marvel doing ‘Suicide Squad’ with ‘Thunderbolts’ awakens DCEU critics

It’s a very broad comparison, but the raft of initial reports revealing that the Marvel Cinematic

Universe’s long-rumored Thunderbolts movie had officially entered development

with a director attached in Jake Schreier described the villainous team-up as the franchise’s answer to DC’s Suicide Squad.

It would be fair to say Task Force X has experienced mixed fortunes in live-action so far,

with David Ayer’s original making a ton of money at the box office

but leaving critics and audiences cold after being hacked apart in post-production,

while James Gunn’s hybrid of sequel and reboot ranks as

one of the DCEU’s best-reviewed movies, but tanked at the box office.

As you can imagine, as soon as it was confirmed that the MCU was doing its own version of an antihero ensemble blockbuster,