After weeks of speculation, we have evidence that the illustrious Harrison Ford has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). He will take the place of the late William Hurt, who left this world in March, as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross’ new face. Ford will play a part in Anthony Mackie’s forthcoming Captain America: New World Order movie.
Ross is a US Army commander who plays a crucial role in converting scientist Bruce Banner into the Hulk in Marvel Studios’ second-ever feature picture, The Unmissable Hulk, released in 2008. William Hurt portrays Ross for the first time in the movie the Hulk.
However, it doesn’t seem like Ford will appear in Thunderbolts, the movie about Marvel’s renowned anti-hero gang that will come out right after Captain America 4.
In the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War, Ross had a second appearance as the Secretary of State responsible for upholding the Sokovia Accords, which set restrictions on the Avengers’ operations.
Hurt’s final appearance as Ross was in 2021’s Black Widow after brief cameos in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Ford’s final performance in one of the most recognizable roles in movie history will be in this movie. Ford is known for the renowned iconic role of Indiana Jones and Han Solo in Indiana Jones and Star Wars, respectively. The fifth Indiana Jones movie, with a June 2023 release date, will include him in the lead.