After serving to flip “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” into billion-dollar franchises, Harrison Ford is becoming a member of one other one.
The Hollywood legend will formally enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Gen. Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in “Captain America: New World Order,” according to Deadline.
“New World Order” would be the fourth stand-alone “Captain America” movie and contribute to what Marvel calls “Phase 5” of its cinematic output. The casting of Ford, who will change William Hurt after the actor’s dying at 71 in March, was beforehand solely rumored.
Ford, 80, lately wrapped filming the fifth installment of his beloved “Indiana Jones” franchise.
While Marvel has largely shrouded the event of “New World Order” in secrecy, it has beforehand confirmed that Anthony Mackie will reprise his role as Sam Wilson — who succeeded Steve Rogers as Captain America within the Disney+ collection “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
Director Julius Onah most lately delivered a film adaptation of J.C. Lane’s play “Luce” and helmed “The Cloverfield Paradox” for Netflix. Ford will star reverse Tim Blake Nelson, who performed a biologist attempting to remedy Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) in 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk.”
While that “Hulk” movie yielded middling reviews and a weak box office, it launched Hurt because the high-ranking navy baddie. First showing within the comics in 1962, Ross finally instructions a troupe of anti-heroes known as the Thunderbolts.
Hurt went on to painting Ross in 4 extra Marvel movies — “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Widow” — however died one week earlier than his 72nd birthday. He had been recognized with terminal prostate most cancers in May 2018.
Carl Lumbly and Danny Ramirez will reprise their respective “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” roles as Isaiah Bradley and Joaquin Torres in “New World Order.” That present’s creator, Malcolm Spellman, wrote the movie’s screenplay.
“Captain America: New World Order” is about to hit theaters on May 3, 2024.