Marvel fans were thrilled by the idea of a Harrison Ford press tour following the Thunderbolt Ross revelation

Marvel fans delighted Prospect  Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford has reportedly joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe – a development that has both delighted and amused fans. 

Rumours had been swirling for weeks that Marvel was eyeing Ford to take over the role of Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross from the late William Hurt, who played the character in numerous films between 2008 and 2021 

News of him joining the franchise was confirmed by Jeff Sneider of The Hot Mic With John Rocha and Jeff Sneider podcast and Slash Film. 

Ford is now, of course, expected to play a major role in the forthcoming Marvel movie Thunderbolts, which is currently scheduled for release in summer 2024, and in Captain America: New World Order, which is also coming out next year. 

Many fans have been joking that Ford – who is famously unenthusiastic about the plot intricacies and fan theories of the other major franchise he has starred in, Star Wars – will be grumpy about Marvel questions on the movies’ press tours. 

One person tweeted an imaginary interaction between a journalist and Ford, writing: “Interviewer: ‘What would Thunderbolt Ross and Han Solo say to each other if they ever met?’ 

Ford can next be seen in Indiana Jones 5, out next July, alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen.