Harrison Ford, 80, WILL replace the late William Hurt in Captain America: New World Order and Thunderbolts as veteran actor joins the MCU
Harrison Ford replaces the late William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in new Marvel movies, Captain America: New World Order and Thunderbolts.
The 80-year-old Indiana Jones star will make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: New World Order, slated for release on May 23, 2024, before starring in the standalone Thunderbolts movie, which will be released on July 26. 2024 debuts. The Hollywood Reporter.
William Hurt – who died in March at the age of 71, played the character in five films, with his last appearance in Black Widow in 2021, alongside Scarlett Johansson.
New venture: Harrison Ford replaces the late William Hurt as General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross in new Marvel movies, Captain America: New World Order and Thunderbolts (photo July)
The Star Wars actor stars alongside Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Captain America, with Julius Onah directing.
The film is set after the events of the 2021 Marvel Disney+ series, in which Wilson became Captain America.
There will also be a standalone Thunderbolts movie starring Florence Pugh and Sebastian Stan. In the film, a group of super villains is recruited to go on missions for the government.
It is reportedly set to be released on July 26, 2024, according to a fan page.
Iconic: William Hurt – who died in March, aged 71, played the character in five films, with his last appearance in Black Widow in 2021, alongside Scarlett Johansson (pictured in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk)
General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross has already appeared in The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Black Widow.
Despite this, Harrison previously claimed that Marvel had “killed” the success of its superhero movies by releasing too many of them.
The acting legend made the claim during a discussion about the upcoming Indiana Jones movie, which is due out in 2023.
Captain America cast: actors Chris Evans (front left) and Robert Downey Jr. (front left) with cast and crew attend the world premiere of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles in 2016
Harrison – who first starred as the adventurer in Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981 – said, “I don’t really want to give them what they want to see, I want to give them something they didn’t expect to see.
“The Marvel movies are a spectacular example of a success that worked the other way around – they killed it.”
Harrison suggested that he would not allow the franchise to follow the same path as the Marvel movies.
More Indy: The acting legend will star in an upcoming Indiana Jones movie, set to be released in 2023. Seen in 2008
Speaking of their plans, Harrison said, “We’re not going to make another Indiana Jones unless we’re in a position to kill it. We want it to be the best.’
The actor also insisted that he would not commit to a new Indiana Jones movie unless he was fully convinced by the project.
He explained, “We are determined to get it right before we get it fixed.”
He is also part of this franchise: Ford, far left, with John Boyega, Peter Mayhew in 2015’s Star Wars – Episode VI – The Force Awakens