Thaddeus Ross keeps climbing the career ladder in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He started as a lieutenant general in the US Army and responsible for Bruce Banner becoming the Hulk. Then he became the secretary of state. And soon, he’ll be president in Captain America: New World Order.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige discussed the character’s upcoming role in the new Captain America film and Harrison Ford’s casting. The Indiana Jones actor is taking over for the late William Hurt, who first portrayed Ross in The Incredible Hulk back in 2008.
“[Ross is] the president of the United States in the film,” Feige said. “And with Harrison, you think about Air Force One, and you think about some of his confrontations with the president in Clear and Present Danger. There’s a dynamic between President Ross and Sam Wilson. They have a history together, but in this film, we’ll be seeing the dynamic between Captain America and the president of the United States in a way that is just incredible.”
Ford, who was cast into the MCU back in October, will continue playing Ross in The Thunderbolts. Both movies are planned to premiere next year, with Captain America 4 releasing first in May.
Along with joining the MCU, Ford is currently appearing in the Apple TV+ series Shrinking and will star in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. He also recently proved to be the legend we all know he is during a Hollywood Reporter interview earlier this month.