‘Thunder Force’ Netflix Movie: What You Need To Know

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Thunder Force is the brand new superhero action-comedy movie featuring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer which arrives on Netflix on April 9th, 2021. Here’s the latest and everything we know about Thunder Force before diving in. 

Set in the superhero genre, the movie’s synopsis looks to have been revealed back in February 2020. Here’s what’s expected:

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“In a world terrorized by super-villains, one woman has developed the process to give superpowers to regular people.

But when scientist Emily Stanton (Octavia Spencer) accidentally imbues her estranged best-friend Lydia (Melissa McCarthy) with incredible abilities, the two women must become the first superhero team.”

The official premise is “Two ordinary women suddenly develop superpowers that usher them into the superhero world.” The movie was first announced with McCarthy’s involvement back in March 2019.

What time will Thunder Force be on Netflix?

If you’re planning on staying up to catch Thunder Force, here’s when you’ll need to be awake!

Time Zone Time available to stream
Pacific Standard Time 12:00 AM (GMT-8)
Mountain Standard Time 1:00 AM (GMT-7)
Central Standard Time 2:00 AM (GMT-6)
Eastern Standard Time 3:00 AM (GMT-5)
Atlantic Standard Time 4:00 AM (GMT -4)
British Daylight Savings Time 08:00 AM (GMT)
Central European Time 09:00 AM (GMT+1)
Eastern European Time 11:00 AM (GMT+3)
India Standard Time 13:30 PM (GMT+5:30)
Japan Standard Time 17:00 PM (GMT+9)
Australian Eastern Time 19:00 PM (GMT+11)
New Zealand Day Light Time 21:00 PM (GMT+13)

Whos’ behind Thunder Force on Netflix?

The production company behind the movie (Marc Platt Productions) is also behind the likes of Aladdin and Mary Poppins Returns for Disney, Nappily Ever After for Netflix and other hits such as Bridge of Spies and La La Land.

The movie itself has been written and is being directed by Ben Falcone who is also spouse to leading lady, Melissa McCarthy. Ben Falcone has been involved in a huge library of movies in various roles such as actor, producer, and writer.

Among his biggest successes behind the camera include 2016’s The Boss, 2014’s Tammy and 2018’s Life of the Party.

Recap of Thunder Force production schedule?

On September 25th, Ben Falcone took to Twitter and Instagram to announce that production had started on the movie while sporting a meme-worthy suit with pictures of himself.

He captioned the tweet post with:

Day one of filming. I always request that Steve Mallory wear the various “Ben-themed” items of clothing that I graciously provide to him. He looks amazing.

Ben Falcone – Picture: Instagram

In late October, some behind the scenes footage was shot by various members on Twitter which revealed the costumes of the superheroes.

In late October 2019, some photos were also found of Pom Klementieff’s role in the movie too. She sports a bloody lip and a big coat.

Filming is set to take place throughout October and into November with some additional roles which reveal that the movie itself takes place in Chicago. The advertisement which is listed on Backstage asked for: “Talent, aged 18 and older, is wanted to portray Chicago citizens and campaign supporters in background roles.”

From this, we also know that the majority of the movie is being filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.

DailyMail who is notorious at being able to get behind the scenes footage also posted some onset footage from the production of Thunder Force on October 24th.

Filming for Thunder Force wrapped in December 2019.

In October 2020, it’s believed that the movie was near completion on production with the soundtrack being recorded in Los Angeles.

Who’s starring in Thunder Force on Netflix?

The main actress in this title is Melissa McCarthy. Melissa is a Hollywood superstar with her roles in various comedies being both profitable and generally well-received.

The other two main initial cast members announced for the movie are Octavia Spencer who is known from her breakout movie, Hidden Figures. The other actress cast is Melissa Ponzio who is set to play the role of Rachel Gonzales.

In October 2019, it was announced that Pom Klementieff who herself is widely known for her role in a superhero universe. She plays the role of Mantis in the MCU but also featured in 2019’s season five of Black Mirror in the episode “Striking Vipers”. As of the time of writing, Pom’s character name had yet to be revealed.

In January 2020, Tyrel Jackson Williams was attached to the project. He’s known for his roles on comedies including Lab Rats for Disney and Modern Family for ABC.


Here are some of the names of the other cast members listed to be in the movie:

  • Braxton Bjerken will play a Young Marty
  • David Storrs will play Andrew
  • Taylor Mosby will play Tracy
  • Trever Larcom (Fresh Off the Boat) will star
  • More cast members on IMDb.

Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy working on another Netflix project

Thunder Force isn’t the only project the duo are currently working on. In December 2020, Variety revealed that Netflix would be teaming up with the pair on a new comedy series called God’s Favorite Idiot.

Here’s what you can expect from that series:

“In “God’s Favorite Idiot,” Mid level Tech support employee Clark Thompson (Falcone) finds love with co- worker Amily Luck (McCarthy) at exactly the same time he becomes the unwitting messenger of God. Also, there’s roller skating, a lake of fire and an impending apocalypse.”

Are you looking forward to Thunder Force coming to Netflix sometime next year? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Founder of What's on Netflix and based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Kasey maintains the what's new on Netflix library, keeps the coming soon lists up-to-date and writes about new and upcoming projects. Contact: kasey@whats-on-netflix.com