Will Harrison Ford Join the MCU Cast? According to a recent rumor, the star of Indiana Jones and Star Wars is ready to join the Marvel universe. So fans want to know: has the possibility already been confirmed? And, even more importantly, who will the eternal Han Solo play in the MCU?
Now 80 years old, Harrison Ford is in some of the most successful franchises in movie history.
It is worth remembering that, in theaters, Harrison Ford’s most recent project was the film The Call of the Forest, a historical drama that hit the big screen in 2020.
We explain below everything you need to know about the (alleged) arrival of Harrison Ford in the MCU; check out.
Harrison Ford joins the MCU in Thunderbolts?
First, it’s important to remember that Harrison Ford’s MCU debut – at least so far – is a rumor.
That is: the possibility has not yet been confirmed by Marvel representatives or sources linked to the actor.
According to journalist Jeff Sneider, famous for leaking information from Marvel, Harrison Ford will play General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross in the upcoming Thunderbolts movie.
Previously, Sneider was the first to reveal that Bassam Tariq, the then-director of Blade, would be leaving the reboot. Therefore, insider information is relatively reliable.
According to the expert, multiple sources have claimed that Marvel has invited Harrison Ford to play General Ross – or that the actor is considered by the studio to replace William Hurt.
The original interpreter of General Ross, who appeared in films like The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: Civil War and Black Widow, passed away in March 2022.
Jeff Sneider also stated that the choice of Harrison Ford as the “new Ross” was made before the 2022 D23.
However, Ford is confirmed in Indiana Jones 5. Therefore, Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm, would have prevented Marvel from announcing the casting of the actor during the Thunderbolts panel at the event.
Although a true Hollywood legend, Harrison Ford has never played a comic book hero (or villain) in theaters.
The Thunderbolts movie is one of the most anticipated releases of the next phases of the MCU. Apparently, the film will be a kind of “Marvel’s Suicide Squad”.
The Thunderbolts team consists of Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Red Guardian (David Harbour), US Agent (Wyatt Russell), Ava Starr (Hannah John-Kamen) and Antonia Dreykov (Olga Kurylenko) , under the command of Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).
With or without Harrison Ford, Thunderbolts opens in theaters on July 26, 2024. Click here to subscribe to the Disney+ platform and check out all the Marvel movies and series.
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