Harrison Ford’s Thunderbolt Ross Makes His MCU Debut In New ‘Captain America 4’ Images

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Following Marvel’s CinemaCon presentation, Entertainment Weekly has released two new images from Captain America: Brave New World.

The first Captain America: Brave New World image offers a look at Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson, not in his Captain America suit but in civilian attire, holding his iconic shield. The second image marks Harrison Ford’s debut as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, who is now portrayed as the President of the United States in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In this photo, Ford steps into the role originally played by the late William Hurt, during a meeting with Wilson.

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In the Captain America: Brave New World footage shown at CinemaCon, Thunderbolt Ross commends Sam Wilson’s Captain America for his heroism and requests his help to rebuild the Avengers. Ross makes it clear that he’s not a fan of heroes but acknowledges the contributions of the new Captain America.  Another clip shown involves a ceremonial event where Sam is being honored by Ross before they’re attacked by sleeper agents.

What we know about the story of Captain America: Brave New World

Harrison Ford’s Thunderbolt Ross is rumored to transform into the formidable Red Hulk during the events of Captain America: Brave New World, serving as the film’s main villain. Additionally, The Incredible Hulk star Tim Blake Nelson returns as Samuel Sterns, now the notorious Marvel villain The Leader.

Following the conclusion of the Hollywood strikes in November 2023, Disney delayed the release of Captain America: New World Order by seven months to February 14, 2025, allowing time for necessary reshoots. During an earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger highlighted Captain America 4 as one of the 2025 releases he is most enthusiastic about.

Julius Onah is directing Captain America: Brave New World, working from a script by Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson. The cast of the movie also includes Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley and Shira Haas as Sabra, with Xosha Roquemore on board in an undisclosed role.

Captain America: Brave New World is currently slated to hit theaters on February 14, 2025. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.