The actor Harrison Ford will leave the galaxy far, far away to join the exciting and heroic superhero world of wonder. According to new reports, the actor known for his work in ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Indiana Jones “, will replace the deceased actor Guillaume Blessé as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Fort will first appear playing the character in the film”Captain America: New World Order which is slated for release in 2024. Casting the actor comes after several months of rumors and reports that Marvel Studios had Ford in sight to play the character.
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“Thunderbolt” first appeared in “The Incredible Hulk” in 2008, with a Bruce Banner played by Ed Norton at the time. After Norton quit playing the Green Giant, William Hurt took over the role of Thunderbolt in “Captain America: Civil War”, where he now served as United States Secretary of State. The actor then returned to participate in “Avengers: Infinity War”, “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Widow”, before his death in 2022.
While Ford has been confirmed as the MCU’s new “Thunderbolt” Ross, the actor is currently only slated to appear in “Captain America: New World Order.” Marvel Studios is already developing a series of “Thunderbolts”, a team of former villains who accept dangerous government assignments, initially assembled by General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and named after him.
It is not yet known if the series, which is scheduled to premiere on July 26, 2024, will also feature the participation of Harrison Ford.
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“Captain America: New World Order” will give the actor Anthony Macky his first leading role in a Marvel film, after starring in the Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” alongside Sebastian Stan Like Bucky Barnes. Mackie will reprise his role as Sam Wilson, who reprized the role of Captain America in the series finale.
Directed by julius onah from a screenplay written by Malcom Spellmann Oui Monsoon road “Captain America: New World Order” hits theaters on May 3, 2024, as the fourth MCU Phase 5 movie.