Moore’s explanation for not including the Thunderbolts in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier makes sense. The series already had enough characters to focus on, so including another four or five major characters would’ve been too much. Some characters and storylines already got the short end of the stick with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier‘s ending. The introduction of a new superteam could’ve felt rushed if it was included or forced other storylines to receive even less attention.
The Thunderbolts might not be fully formed by the end of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, but the show still could wind up laying the groundwork for their formation. Baron Zemo is now locked away in The Raft, presumably with other Marvel supervillains. This could bring him to make some new allies that he could team up with. Meanwhile, the series established Zemo’s incredible wealth, which might allow him to be the one who funds the Thunderbolts. There’s also the possibility that Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine is starting to form the team with U.S. Agent, especially since she refers to Zemo as a friend.
For now, it is still a mystery when the Thunderbolts will join the MCU. After not appearing in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Marvel Studios could slow play their formation by introducing other members throughout Phase 4. It’s also possible they are already working on a Thunderbolts movie or Disney+ show that will tell the origin of the team. Hopefully, it’s only a matter of time before the Thunderbolts are part of the MCU.
Originally from https://screenrant.com/falcon-winter-soldier-thunderbolts-marvel-reaction/