Harrison Ford will play Thaddeus Ross in Captain America 4: New World Order, courtesy of a report from Deadline. The news follows an announcement last week that the 80-year-old actor would take on the role in the MCU, succeeding the late William Hurt, who died aged 71 in March.
The Star Wars and Blade Runner actor will join Antony Mackie in the film, who took on the mantle from Steve Rogers in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale. Ford will be joined by Shira Haas, Tim Blake Nelson, and Carl Lumbly, with Julius Onah, known for his work on The Cloverfield Paradox, who will serve as director.
Captain America 4: New World Order is only one of multiple MCU films Ford will appear in. The actor is expected to reprise his role as Ross in another upcoming movie – the ensemble special, Thunderbolts. The film, which shares similarities in its concept to DC’s Suicide Squad, will see the return of established Marvel characters.
These include Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), John Walker (Wyatt Russell), Red Guardian (David Harbour), Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko), Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), and Ava Starr/Ghost (Hannah John Kamen). Beyond the MCU, Ford is a silver-screen icon and needs no introduction.
He has starred in many high-profile films throughout a lengthy career, including Air Force One, Apocalypse Now, Regarding Henry, The Fugitive, The Conversation, and What Lies Beneath. Ford will reprise his role as Indiana Jones in the fifth and final, currently untitled instalment, scheduled to release on June 30, 2023.
Thunderbolts is expected to arrive in cinemas on July 26, 2024, pending no further delays following Marvel’s recent reshuffle. The next film from the MCU to debut in cinemas will be Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.