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Florence Pugh Posts Video Tour of Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’ Set, Shows Off Yelena’s New Combat-Ready Suit and More: ‘They’re Shooting’ Right Now

Florence Pugh is back in Marvel movie mode and shared to Instagram a first look set video from the Atlanta studio where “Thunderbolts” is now in production. The tentpole will mark Pugh’s latest appearance as the assassin Yelena Belova, a role she debuted as in “Black Widow” and reprised on the Disney+ series “Hawkeye.” The set video includes a first look at one of Yelena’s combat-ready suits in the film. Pugh is also sporting some blue eyeliner.

“Hey guys, how are you doing? I know I’ve dropped off for a little bit, but that’s partially because I was whisked off to Atlanta to shoot a movie that I’m not really supposed to talk about,” Pugh told her followers in the video. “But I can show you things, sneakily, as long as you don’t tell anyone…I can show you a sneak peek of the set. They’re shooting. I’ll be quiet now.”

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Pugh panned to some of the structures being built on the “Thunderbolts” set and eventually ran into director Jake Schreier. Previously, Schreier directed 2012’s “Robot and Frank” and 2015’s “Paper Towns,” and he’s made several music videos for artists like Kanye West, Selena Gomez, Chance the Rapper, Baby Keem, Benny Blanco, Francis and the Lights, Cashmere Cat and more. He’s also directed episodes of HBO Max’s “Minx,” FX’s “The Premise” and Showtime’s “Kidding.”

“I don’t even think you’re supposed to be doing this,” Schreier playfully told Pugh, who panned to one of the playback monitors that reveals a first official look at Yelena Belova armed and dangerous in the movie.

“Someone is going to come rugby tackle me,” Pugh joked.

Plot details for Marvel’s “Thunderbolts” have not been revealed yet. In the Marvel comics, the Thunderbolts are made up of villains, anti-heroes and reformed baddies — some of whom have already appeared within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Joining Pugh in the film’s ensemble are returning Marvel actors Sebastian Stan (Winter Solider), Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost), Wyatt Russell (John Walker), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Valentina Allegra de Fontaine), David Harbour (Red Guardian) and Olga Kurylenko (Taskmasker). Newcomers to the MCU include “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Lessons in Chemistry” star Lewis Pullman, plus Geraldine Viswanathan. “Beef” creator Lee Sung Jin took over writing duties from Eric Pearson (“Black Widow”).

“Thunderbolts” is currently on Disney’s release calendar for May 2, 2025. Watch Pugh’s set video in the Instagram post below.

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