Harrison Ford all ready to join Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross in Captain America: New World Order


Harrison Ford is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) by taking on the role of Thaddeus ‘Tunderbolt’ Ross from the late William Hurt. He will be seen in the fourth Captain America film titled Captain America: New World Order starring Anthony Mackie in the lead reprising his longtime Marvel character of Sam Wilson. The film will be helmed by Julius Onah.

The film will take place after the events of 2021’s Marvel Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which saw Wilson finally accept the shield and mantle of Captain America. Ford will also play the role of Ross in Thunderbolts, the film about the titular team of supervillains. Thunderbolts will be directed by Jake Schreier and is slated to release on July 26, 2024.

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Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross was played by Hurt in 2008’s Incredible Hulk and then in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and subsequent Marvel films. Sam Elliott also played the part in 2003’s Hulk. Ford is taking over from Hurt after his death earlier this year at the age of 71.

This is the first time Ford will be joining the MCU. However, he is an old player of franchise films what with spearheading the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films for decades. Ford will once again don the hat and become the intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones, which would be his last film in the franchise for Indiana Jones 5. The film is set to release on June 30, 2023.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter/Variety)