Harrison Ford is trading in a galaxy far, far away for a (cinematic) universe.
The Indiana Jones actor is joining another famous franchise — the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) — where he will star in Captain America: New World Order with Anthony Mackie as the titular superhero.
Disney owns the Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Marvel franchises.
Ford, 80, is taking the reins of the role of General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, previously played by William Hurt in a number of MCU films — and Sam Elliott in 2003′s Hulk. Hurt died in March at the age of 71.
In the Marvel comics, the Ross character also leads a group of anti-heroes called The Thunderbolts. Disney announced the cast of a Thunderbolts movie at its annual D23 expo in September. Ford will likely have a role in that film, as well.
The latest Captain America adventure is set to arrive in theaters on May 3, 2024 with Thunderbolts following on July 26, 2024. – By David Matthews/New York Daily News/Tribune News Service