Harrison Ford Joins Marvel Cinematic Universe: There were rumors that Harrison Ford could play his final movie role in the upcoming fifth installment of the Indiana Jones series. Not only is that incorrect, but Ford is moving on from that brand and into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the biggest franchise in all of contemporary Hollywood.
Ford will take over the late, great William Hurt’s role as General Thaddeus Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as previously reported by the Hot Mic and Slashfilm. Ford will initially play the part in Anthony Mackie’s Captain America: New World Order, set for release on May 3, 2024.
Malcolm Spellman, the creator of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Dalan Musso collaborated on the script, which Julius Onah is directing. Considering Ross’ nickname is “Thunderbolt,” casting someone of Ford’s stature is a huge deal, and the previous reports said he would.
It’s a very safe assumption we’ll see the character in that movie as well. The new report doesn’t specify whether Ford will then carry that role over into Thunderbolts later that summer on July 26, 2024.
Ford has been using every ounce of his 80-year-old body since finishing Indy 5. In addition to the upcoming Shrinking on Apple TV+, which stars Jason Segel and is produced by the Ted Lasso team, he will also appear in the upcoming Yellowstone series 1923.
You almost get the impression that Ford was revitalized by the Indy 5 experience given his shift to television and his current involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That virtually erases the statements he made about Indy 5 possibly being his final film, which was made by his regular collaborator John Williams.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 17, 2022
The next time we see Han Solo, Indiana Jones, Jack Ryan, and Rick Deckard on the big screen will be in the still-untitled Indiana Jones 5, which should have a complete trailer before the end of the year. The release date for it is June 30, 2023.