Harrison Ford Joins Marvel Universe, Replaces Late William Hurt

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It appears Indiana Jones is headed to Marvel. Or more specifically, Harrison Ford may be replacing the late William Hurt. Hurt portrayed General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in Marvel movies.

Ford, who is making a comeback of sorts in the Yellowstone prequel 1923, is set to take on the role of Ross as well. This is according to Marvel insider Jeff Sneider. “UPDATE via THE HOT MIC podcast: We’re hearing Harrison Ford HAS, in fact, been cast as Gen. Thunderbolt Ross, who is expected to make his first appearance in… CAPTAIN AMERICA 4,” he tweeted.

Ford, 80, is said to make his first appearance as Ross in Captain America 4.

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Slash Film confirmed as much, writing that Ford will not only appear in the latest Captain America offering, but in the upcoming Thunderbolts film as well. He will help bring an end to Marvel’s Phase 5.

“At the moment, Ford’s role in the upcoming movies remains unclear, but the character ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross does often take a similar role to Suicide Squad‘s Amanda Waller in the comic books,” wrote Ryan Leston of IGN.

Hurt died after succumbing to prostate cancer in March at 71-year-old. He played Ross for a final time in 2021’s Black Widow, starring the beloved actress Scarlett Johansson. He also appeared in “The Incredible Hulk,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”

“Thunderbotsa” is scheduled to hit the big screens on July 26, 2024. Other actors cast for the film include David Harbour, Sebastian Stan, Florence Pugh, Olga Kurylenko, Hannah-John Kamen, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Wyatt Russell. The movie is set to be about a new group of superheroes, rounding out MCU’s Phase 5.

Besides Yellowstone, Ford is set to star in Indiana Jones’ fifth movie and Apple TV’s Plus, Shrinking.

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