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

Harrison Ford as Thunderbolt Ross

During the D23 Expo, an announcement of veteran actor Harrison Ford was all set to take place but was stopped at the last moment. Harrison Ford has been rumored to portray the role of General Thunderbolt Ross in The Thunderbolts due to the previous actor William Hurt’s passing.

The announcement did not take place but due to recent rumors, fans now have questioned Chadwick Boseman not getting a re-casting but William Hurt being re-cast by Harrison Ford.

Harrison Ford is known for iconic roles such as Han Solo and Indiana Jones.
Harrison Ford is known for iconic roles such as Han Solo and Indiana Jones.

Harrison Ford Replacing Willam Hurt Has Fans Worried

Hollywood should not be unfair to the people. William Hurt was known for portraying the role of General Thunderbolt Ross in the MCU. The actor had recently passed away due to prostate cancer but was re-cast by Harrison Ford. Lucasfilm, a part of Disney held off the announcement of the actor joining the MCU as they wanted the focus to be solely on Indiana Jones 5.

Chadwick Boseman as King T'Challa in the MCU.
Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa in the MCU.

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A minority of the people wanted to fully explore the storyline of the king of Wakanda and the beloved character King T’Challa but since Chadwick Boseman’s passing, the role stayed abandoned and Marvel moved on by inculcating that in the storyline.

The people took to Twitter to express the unfairness that they felt occurred when William Hurt was re-cast but Chadwick Boseman wasn’t.

The people can never seem satisfied as Marvel is almost gearing up for the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever wherein the story inculcates the death of King T’Challa and the throne of Wakanda up for grabs to whoever is strong enough.

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Harrison Ford Was Retiring Before Joining The MCU

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones franchise.
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones franchise.

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According to some reports, Harrison Ford was all set to leave Hollywood life behind after shooting and releasing the fifth part of the Indiana Jones franchise. The film will mark the final installment in the series and will feature the Star Wars actor one last time.

But according to the recent revelations by Lucasfilms, it seems that the veteran actor is indeed joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as General Thunderbolt Ross by replacing actor William Hurt. The Thunderbolts. After being dubbed, “The Suicide Squad of Marvel”, the movie will allegedly have Harrison Ford at the helm. The movie is expected to release on 26th July 2024 with pre-production currently going on.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.