"Captain America 4: New World Order": "Indiana Jones" Star Plays Role of Thaddeus Ross

The character first appeared in "The Incredible Hulk"

by Pierre Lorenz on October 14, 2022

Shooting of the upcoming "Indiana Jones 5" has been wrapped up since February, and now it is being reported that leading man Harrison Ford is in talks for his next role. Almost 56 years after his screen debut, the meanwhile 80-year-old is to portray a character in the MCU, namely that of General Thaddeus Ross. The U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General is a talented tactician, and his skills mainly include leading military units in tricky situations. The character made his first MCU movie appearance back in 2008's "The Incredible Hulk", where he took military action against Bruce Banner. Ross was last seen in "Black Widow", where he was played by William Hurt, just as before. Unfortunately, William Hurt passed away earlier this year, leaving the role vacant and now to be filled by Harrison Ford, as has been officially confirmed. Thus, the rumors of last month are true that Ford is the desired cast for this role. 

As Deadline and others report, Ford is now assuming the role of General Ross for the first time in "Captain America: New World Order" and is expected to reprise it later in "Thunderbolts". In addition, the continuation of the film character increases the likelihood that the Red Hulk will also be established in the MCU, after all, not only is he Bruce Banner's greatest enemy, but also none other than General Ross himself.

We are eagerly awaiting official news and are looking forward to "Captain America: New World Order" on May 3, 2024 as well as "Thunderbolts" on July 26, 2024. By the way, the filming of "Captain America 4" will start in early 2023, so Ford doesn't have that much time left to get ready. 

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