Rumor Has It Harrison Ford Was Approached To Join The MCU, But Could It Really Happen?

Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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At 80 years of ages, Harrison Ford remains to be a Hollywood heavyweight, as well as he’s absolutely not doing not have in hit experience, varying from his time on 5 Star Wars movies as well as the Indiana Jones films, to even more standard activity flicks like The Fugitive as well as Air Force One. However, Ford has yet to study the superhero style, yet there have actually been a pair reports that he’s been approached to sign up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Could this really take place? Before we review that, allow’s discuss both upcoming Marvel movies Ford is apparently being looked at for, as well as keep in mind that this info ought to be taken with a grain of salt.

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Harrison Ford Is Rumored For Fantastic Four

In very early September, Giant Freakin’ Robot reported that Harrison Ford is being dated to show up in Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four reboot, which is currently being directed by WandaVision’s Matt Shakman as well as has Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer attached as the scriptwriters. The electrical outlet presumed that Ford would certainly be playing Franklin Storm, the dad of Susan as well as Johnny Storm (a.k.a. The Invisible Woman as well as The Human Torch), that was formerly played by Reg E. Cathey in 2015’s Fantastic Four

It was more guessed that the MCU’s manifestation of Franklin Storm would certainly be imitated the one from the Ultimate world, as well as while the next Fantastic Four movie is confirmed not to be an origin story, he can still serve as an advisor to the brave quartet. Ford loaded a comparable duty in 2013’s Ender’s Game as Colonel Hyrum Graff, although certainly Franklin’s youngsters, in addition to Reed Richards as well as Ben Grimm, wouldn’t be teenagers like in the movie adjustment of the Orson Scott Card unique. 

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Harrison Ford Is Rumored For Thunderbolts

More lately, The Ankler’s Jeff Sneider shared that “multiple sources” showed to him that Harrison Ford either is or was Marvel Studios’ leading selection to take control of having fun Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross from the late William Hurt in Thunderbolts, though it’s vague if he’s currently handed down the duty. Hurt played Ross in 5 Marvel films, as well as while his opening night, The Incredible Hulk, saw him adhering to in his comics equivalent’s steps by attempting to remove Bruce Banner, in Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow, Avengers: Infinity War as well as Avengers: Endgame, he was the U.S. Secretary of State as well as run as a villain for the superheroes that didn’t authorize the Sokovia Accords.

The Thunderbolts movie was first reported to be in development in June, as well as afterwards was verified at San Diego Comic-Con, it was disclosed at D23 that the MCU’s version of the team will certainly contain Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Ava Starr/Ghost, John Walker/U.S. Agent, Yelena Belova, Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian as well as Antonia Dreykov/Taskmaster. It’s been supposed that the MCU’s Thunderbolts will certainly be called after Thunderbolt Ross, as well as the personality became part of a later manifestation of the group in the comics while he was Red Hulk. Nevertheless, there’s no main word on him showing up in the flick, not to mention that Marvel is wanting to modify the duty. Furthermore, Sneider likewise discussed that the workshop refuted that Ford remains in Thunderbolts.

Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner 2049

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Could We Actually See Harrison Ford In The MCU?

Once once again, both these items of Harrison Ford information must in no other way be taken into consideration strong MCU leads. They’re reports at best, so it’s important to continue to be hesitant in the meantime. However, the suggestion of Marvel Studios wishing to employ Harrison Ford is not unlikely. Like I claimed previously, the male is still in high need for significant films, as well as given that he returned for 2 Star Wars films under the Disney regime, perhaps he’d ready to offer his abilities to the MCU.

However, since Harrison Ford is 80 as well as may intend to go back from action-heavy job, I can’t envision he would certainly do greater than one Marvel flick, implying whoever his personality is would certainly either require to be exterminated or managed in such a way where it was clear we’d never ever see them once again. Between Franklin Storm as well as Thunderbolt Ross, the previous would certainly be most likely given that the personality normally winds up being exterminated. Assuming Marvel does certainly intend to modify Ross, it’s difficult to envision it would certainly be for simply one last look, specifically if the personality winds up changing right into Red Hulk. Speaking of which, I can’t see Ford having the perseverance to do movement capture help Ross in his impressive kind.

For currently, I suggest not placing excessive supply in Harrison Ford showing up in the MCU, although we’ll certainly allow you understand if it’s formally introduced that he’s signing up with the franchise business, whether it’s as Franklin Storm, Thunderbolt Ross or a personality that hasn’t been disclosed yet. Until after that, obtain your fill of virtually every MCU offering by subscribing to Disney+.

Adam Holmes


Adam HolmesSenior Content Producer

Connoisseur of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, John Wick, MonsterVerse as well as Doctor Who tradition. He’s mindful he appears like Harry Potter as well as Clark Kent.



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