# Steven Yeun Set to Shine as Sentry in the MCU
## A New Hero Emerges From ‘The Walking Dead’ to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe
Steven Yeun, well-known for his captivating role as Glenn in ‘The Walking Dead’, is poised to take on a new challenge as he steps into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). But not just any role; during a conversation with iconic comics artist David Finch, ‘The Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman made an exciting reveal. Kirkman proudly announced, “My good friend Steven Yeun will play Sentry in a movie.”
## Sentry’s Comic Book Legacy
The character of Sentry, also known as Robert Reynolds, made his first appearance in the comic world with “The Sentry #1” in 2000. Initially featured in a brief Marvel Knights miniseries spanning five issues, Sentry has traversed through a journey of self-discovery over the years. He engaged with other Marvel icons through flashback episodes, collaborating with the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and the Hulk.
In the world of comics, Sentry’s narrative further expanded in 2005 with roles in titles such as “The New Avengers”, and he also graced the pages of “The Mighty Avengers” and “The Dark Avengers”. The character deals with a complex duality. Reynolds initially appears as a middle-aged, overweight man who then starts to recall his powerful alter ego – Sentry, who possesses strength equivalent to that of “a million suns.”
## The Light and Dark Within: Sentry vs. The Void
Sentry’s greatest battle lies within as Robert Reynolds has to confront his archenemy, the Void, prompting him to seek the help of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The internal war reaches a climax as Reynolds comes to the realization that he and the Void are two sides of the same coin.
In an effort to quell the havoc wrought by their existence together, Sentry takes drastic actions. Echoing the tense atmosphere of “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, he manipulates reality to erase all knowledge of Sentry from everyone’s minds, including his own, to ensure the permanent segregation of his divided self.
## An Uncertain Adaptation with a Dose of Humor from Kirkman
As fans eagerly anticipate the cinematic interpretation of this character, questions about the adaptation’s faithfulness to the source material remain unanswered. However, Kirkman nonchalantly teases that Yeun has indeed tried on the superhero suit, stirring up excitement with a touch of humor about potential spoilers.
## Classic Colors Connect Sentry and Invincible
Kirkman also dropped a fun fact about Steven Yeun’s on-screen attire, sharing that the superhero suit will pay homage to Sentry’s classic color scheme of yellow and blue. In a delightful coincidence, these colors mirror those of Invincible, another superhero character brought to life by Yeun.
## Debuting in ‘The Thunderbolts’ with More to Come
Steven Yeun’s induction into the MCU is confirmed to occur in ‘The Thunderbolts’, though details about how Sentry will integrate into the narrative remain shrouded in mystery. As fans of the MCU and Steven Yeun alike wait with bated breath, the arrival of Sentry signifies a new and exciting chapter for superhero cinema.