Harrison Ford Is Selected By Marvel To Replace the Late William Hurt In The MCU

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It was claimed that Ford will replace the Oscar-winning actor who died at the age of 71

Famous actor Harrison Ford has reportedly signed a deal with Marvel Studios and will play General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

After William Hurt, who played Thunderbolt Ross, died in March, rumors spread that Ford, 80, would replace him.

Journalist Jeff Sneider said yesterday (October 13) on The Hot Mic podcast that the famous actor’s entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MSE) was confirmed.

The movie-focused website Slash News also announced that they have confirmed the news with their own independent sources.

There has been no definitive statement from Marvel or Ford yet.

Ford will play Thunderbolt. Ross is the main character in Thunderbolts, the final film of Phase 5 of the MSE, scheduled for release on July 26, 2024.

However, Sneider stated that Thunderbolt Ross will also appear in Captain America: New World Order, which will be released on May 3, 2024, before his own movie.

Throughout his long-running career, Ford has played major roles such as Han Solo and Indiana Jones in Star Wars.

In an interview in 2019, Ford said, “When I die, Indiana Jones will die,” implying that no one else will play the iconic character he identifies with.

The famous actor announced last month that the 5th Indiana Jones movie, which will be released in 2023, will be his last production in the series.

Thunderbolt Ross, played by Hurt, joined MSE in 2008 with The Incredible Hulk.

The last movie in which the famous actor appeared in MSE was Black Widow, which was released in 2021.

Oscar-winning Hurt, who was battling pancreatic cancer, died on March 13 at the age of 71.

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