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Harrison Ford’s Thaddeus Ross Gets Demoted to Private Citizen After Shocking She-Hulk Twist

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Marvel fans already received quite a surprise when they found out that after the untimely passing of the renowned William Hurt, the Blade Runner actor Harrison Ford was going to be taking up the role of General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross instead of Sam Elliott.

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Harrison Ford at an event

And now, there has been yet another potential development with regard to the MCU’s Red Hulk as rumors claim that Thunderbolt Ross is going to be stepping down from his position as Secretary of State in his upcoming films.

Thaddeus Ross won’t be seen as Secretary of State anymore

Harrison Ford is going to start his tenure as Marvel’s famous General Thaddeus Ross and is going to appear in Captain America: New World Order for the same. But it looks like his role with regard to the foreseeable future might just end up changing for good.

See also: ‘They should’ve gone with Sam Elliott’: MCU Fans Divided as Harrison Ford Becomes MCU’s New Thunderbolt Ross, Officially Succeeds the Late William Hurt

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Blade Runner actor Harrison Ford to play Thunderbolt Ross

There has been plenty of talk going on about how Thunderbolt Ross, who has been known for being the brusque and powerful Secretary of State, will not be reprising that role on his comeback. It is alleged that he is instead going to be reduced to the role of a private citizen in the MCU.

But he still just might be able to retain access to various connections, weapons, and resources that he used to have during his tenure as Secretary of State. After all, Thunderbolt Ross is planning on introducing his very own “new world order.” 

Harrison Ford’s role in Captain America: New World Order 

The 80-year-old actor who is known for playing certain famous roles like Hans Solo and Indiana Jones is now all set to step in and play Marvel’s Red Hulk, aka, Thaddeus Ross. And though bits about him appearing in Captain America: New World Order have been confirmed, it is still unclear as to what exactly his role might be in the movie.

Previously, Thunderbolt Ross has often worked as the antagonist in the MCU. He first played the role of an anti-hero as he went against Bruce Banner in the 2008 film, Hulk, and was last seen in Avengers: Endgame as he attended the funeral of the fan-favorite Tony Stark, aka, Iron Man.

See also: Lucasfilm Reportedly Stopped Marvel Studios From Announcing Harrison Ford as Thunderbolt Ross, Fans Raise Re-Casting Decision for Black Panther After Chadwick Boseman Passing

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General Ross played by the late William Hurt

Now that rumors claim the General’s days as the State Secretary of the U.S. are over, there are a lot of possibilities about just how his character might play out in Anthony Mackie‘s Captain America: New World Order. He could either be with Mackie’s Sam Wilson, or he could very well be working against him.

And even though Thunderbolt Ross is supposedly stepping down from his revered government position, there hasn’t been any information about whether or not that would mean something for his Red Hulk, and if it did, then how it would pan out. There are endless possibilities, but only time will finish that story.

Captain America: New World Order will hit cinemas on May 3, 2024.

See also: Captain America: New World Order Seemingly Confirms World War Hulk Movie as Mark Ruffalo in the Talks to appear as Bruce Banner/The Hulk

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Written by Khushi Shah

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