HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 18:  Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the Premiere Of Disney And Pixar's "Onward" on February 18, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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The One Word That
Got Julia Louis
Dreyfus Hooked
Onto Thunderbolts
The D23 Expo announced many exciting developments, particularly the cast list for the upcoming reformed villain team in “Thunderbolts,” which included Julia Louis-Dreyfus. In a recent interview, Louis-Dreyfus stated that she agreed to return to her character Valentina Allegra de Fontaine after Kevin Feige mentioned one specific word.
According to the Emmy-award winner, coming back to the MCU was an easy decision after Feige gave Valentina Allegra de Fontaine the title of "Contessa." The Countess has a rich history in the Marvel comic universe and is exactly what this new phase of the MCU needs.
"Whenever we talked about Valentina, even in the writer's room, she was sort of a more acerbic, funnier, but darker Nick Fury," executive producer Nate Moore told Marvel.com. Louis-Dreyfus brings an element of humor to the character, whose motives are still largely up for debate.