Jin is coming on after “Black Widow” scribe Eric Pearson completed his draft. With pre-production underway and the shoot start imminent, it’s not shocking that Jin was quoted in Variety as stating this is only a rewrite, not a massive overhaul of the script.

“I’m rewriting it. It’s the whole squad again. Jake asked me if I would come on board. I probably should have taken a break, but there’s a lot of themes and exciting things about the movie that I couldn’t help but sign on.”

There’s a ton of room for the MCU to let its hair down a bit by indulging these gray characters. This isn’t quite Marvel’s “The Suicide Squad,” but I can imagine it’ll cover a similar corner of comicdom where not everybody has to play by Boy Scout rules. All the characters mentioned for the MCU version aren’t true blue, totally evil villains. Every one of them has done bad things but have either shown a sliver of conscience (like Ghost and Taskmaster) or are dang near heroes already (lookin’ at you, Yelena).

Feels to me like Jin is being pulled in to tighten everything up and maybe inject some of his trademark dark humor into the mix. I’m very much looking forward to all these talented personalities being thrown into the same story together. It promises to be chaotic and a whole lot of fun.

“Thunderbolts” is on the fast track, with an estimated July 26, 2024 release date, a very quick turnaround for a superhero movie, by the way.