‘Thunder Force’ Netflix Movie: What We Know So Far

Ben Falcone & Melissa McCarthy – Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images

Thunder Force is an action-comedy movie featuring Melissa McCarthy due to release on Netflix at some point during 2020. Here’s the latest and everything we know about Thunder Force. 

While the plot isn’t quite known, we do know that the comedy is in the superhero genre. Netflix currently has plenty of superhero content in production with Dark Horse comic titles coming exclusively to the platform and Netflix utilizing its newly acquired Millarworld Universe.

The official premise given so far 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.


Whos’ behind Thunder Force?

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 Spides and La La Land.

The movie itself has been written and is being directed by Ben Falcone who is spouse to the lead role. 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.


Where is Thunder Force is production?

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.

https://twitter.com/GeekVibesNation/status/1187572348389642240

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.


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 5 of Black Mirror in the episode “Striking Vipers”. As of the time of writing, Pom’s character name had yet to be revealed.

When will Thunder Force be on Netflix?

No Netflix release date has been announced for Thunder Force just yet. That’s no surprise given the movie has a long way to go with its production.

Our best guess that the movie will likely be released either in summer 2020 or shortly thereafter.

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