The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown in popularity over the past decade and a half. Tons of established A-list actors and legends jump at the chance to be associated with that franchise. Now one of the greatest of all time is reportedly joining the MCU.

According to reporter Jeff Sneider and later confirmed by SlashFilm, Harrison Ford is set to play General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, replacing the late William Hurt who passed away earlier this year. Ford will appear in the upcoming Thunderbolts film, which was fully announced during Disney’s D23 Expo in September.

Hurt, prior to his death in 2022, has appeared in multiple MCU films as General Ross, starting with 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. Several years later, he reprised the role in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, and most recently, 2021’s Black Widow.

The Thunderbolts film will be a team of mostly supervillains and antiheroes. It includes Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Red Guardian (David Harbour), Ghost (Hannah Jon-Kamen), US Agent (Wyatt Russell), Taskmaster (Olga Kerleynko), Yelena Belova/Black Widow (Florence Pugh), and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).


The film will be directed by Jake Schreier. His filmography as a director is not that big, only worked on 2012’s Robot & Frank, 2015’s Paper Towns, and the 2021 filmed version of Chance the Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring World Tour.

This would be another major franchise Ford has been a major part of. The legendary actor has also appeared in the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Blade Runner franchises. Ford’s next project will be the fifth installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, scheduled to be released next summer.

What do you think of the legendary Harrison Ford possibly joining the MCU? Sound off in the comments!

Andre Porter

Andre is a news writer at Ringside News and Thirsty For News, covering professional wrestling since 1999. He is an avid fan of the WWE and has attended numerous television tapings and PPVs. With a background in multimedia, Andre also enjoys film, travel, comics, and rooting for Philadelphia sports teams.

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