Marvel May Recast Thunderbolt Ross
A new report from The Ankler’s Jeff Sneider claims that Marvel Studios is interested in recasting the role of Secretary Thaddeus E. “Thunderbolt” Ross ahead of the MCU’s new Thunderbolts movie, scheduled to release July 26, 2024.
Although Sneider admitted that Marvel will deny it, he explained that “Harrison Ford either is or was the studio’s top choice to star in the Thunderbolts movie as General Ross himself:”
Marvel has denied what I’m about to tell you. That’s a matter of timing, is it that I am too early or am I too late? Multiple sources have indicated that Harrison Ford either is or was the studio’s top choice to star in the Thunderbolts movie as General Ross himself.
This news comes six months after the tragic passing of actor William Hurt, who debuted as General Ross in the MCU’s second-ever film, 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. He popped up again in the Marvel One-Shot The Consultant, and later appeared as Thunderbolt Ross in four other MCU movies through Phases 3 and 4 including Captain America: Civil War and Black Widow.
Sneider went on to speculate that Harrison Ford may be hesitant to accept the offer “out of respect (for) his friend William Hurt.”
Ford is currently hard at work on Disney’s lot already, putting together the fifth Indiana Jones movie.
This story is developing…