A new rumor indicates that Harrison Ford is or was Marvel’s top choice as William Hurt’s replacement as Thaddeus Ross.
William Hurt made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the 2008 film, The Incredible Hulk. He would then largely be absent from the Marvel Cinematic Universe until making a return in Captain America: Civil War and had minor appearances in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Black Widow. The actor passed away in March and it was not clear if Marvel intended to leave the character on the shelf or recast him. It now appears that the studio is opting for the latter of the two.
Harrison Ford In The MCU?
According to The Hot Mic Podcast, Marvel Studios is looking to recast William Hurt’s Thaddeus Ross. According to the podcast, the studio’s top pick for the role is none other than Star Wars and Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford. While insiders are denying that he has been cast, other sources are reportedly confirming that the actor is or was the studio’s top choice. Furthermore, The Hot Mic also claims that an announcement was originally supposed to be made at D23, but Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy wanted all of the Harrison Ford spotlight to be focused on his role in the next Indiana Jones films.
You can see the full podcast below:
William Hurt’s Thaddeus Ross was last seen in the 2021 film, Black Widow. Here is the synopsis for the film:
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, the Marvel film stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Olga Kurylenko, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.
Black Widow is available on home media formats and Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Harrison Ford’s potential role as Thaddeus Ross and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.