Harrison Ford is becoming a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, taking over the function of Normal Ross, beforehand performed by the late actor William Damage, sources verify to The Hollywood Reporter.
Ford will seem as Ross in Captain America: New World Order, which can star Anthony Mackie reprising his longtime Marvel character of Sam Wilson. The Cloverfield Paradox helmer Julius Onah is about to direct. The film will happen after the occasions of 2021’s Marvel Disney+ collection The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which noticed Wilson lastly settle for the defend and mantle of Captain America.
A component from Captain America 4, Ford would additionally play Ross in Thunderbolts in regards to the group of supervillains, which is about to be directed by Jake Schreier. The information was first reported by the podcast The Scorching Mic With Jeff Sneider and John Rocha.
Damage appeared as Ross in 2008’s Unbelievable Hulk and returned for 2016’s Captain America: Civil Warfare and subsequent Marvel motion pictures. (Previous to this, Sam Elliot performed the half in 2003’s Hulk.) Damage, whose credit included Broadcast Information and Physique Warmth, died earlier this yr. He was 71.
Whereas this can be Ford’s first foray into the MCU, the actor isn’t any unusual to franchise filmmaking, main each Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies for many years. Ford is about to reprise his function on the intrepid archeologist, his final outing within the function, for Indiana Jones 5 due out June 30, 2023.
—Carolyn Giardina contributed reporting.