Marvel Studios VP of Production Nate Moore talks about Harrison Ford’s role in the upcoming Captain America: New World Order and what fans can expect.
Following the announcement that Harrison Ford will appear in Captain America: New World OrderMarvel Studios producer Nate Moore comments on what the actor’s involvement means for the film and teases what awaits him in the MCU. After the official retirement of Steve Rogers from Chris Evans in Avengers: EndgameAnthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson Fully Embraces the Mantle of Captain America During the Events of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The hero is next slated to appear in director Julius Onah’s Captain America: New World Orderwhich will act as one of the final films in MCU Phase 5.
In addition to the return of Tim Blake Nelson’s the Leader, which last appeared in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: New World Order is officially confirmed with Ford as General Thaddeus E. “Thunderbolt” Ross. The role was initially played by the late William Hurt from 2008 until his final appearance in last year’s album Black Widow. In addition to the coming Captain America sequel, Ford is also slated to play the character in the upcoming lightning strikes, an MCU entry expected to follow the exploits of a group of antiheroes, including Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, David Harbor’s Red Guardian, and Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes.
In a recent interview with ComicMarvel Studios’ Vice President of Production Nate Moore Addresses Harrison Ford’s Casting Captain America: New World Order. In addition to commenting on how Ford’s involvement increased the film, Moore also teases what awaits the character in terms of his eventual transformation into Red Hulk. Check out Moore’s comment below when asked about the chances of Ford’s Red Hulk actually coming to fruition:
“I mean, I guess you’ll have to wait and see. You know what I mean? But Harrison Ford, we couldn’t be more excited. Obviously, when you’ve got Han Solo or Indiana Jones involved in your film, it just increases the game. So we are excited to see [Anthony] Mackie and Harrison Ford in scenes together. I think it’s going to be fantastic.”
Can Harrison Ford become Red Hulk in the MCU?
While it seems unlikely that Ford’s Red Hulk will be a major villain in Captain America: New World Order, it’s entirely possible that the film will set up Ross’ transformation into the villain in a future MCU entry. The inclusion of Nelson’s Leader certainly suggests that Ross could become Red Hulk in Lightning strikes or another MCU movie down the road. Of She-Hulk: Lawyer with some subtle hints for an upcoming Hulk from the World War storyline, Marvel could be building a big Red Hulk reveal and a possible showdown with Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk.
With a veteran actor like Ford hooked up to it, a Red Hulk storyline seems more likely than ever before. Hurt’s version of Ross has almost always been a supporting player in other heroes’ stories, but the decision to recast him with such a big name suggests that Marvel could have important plans for the character’s future. While there are still some questions about Ford’s role in Captain America: New World Order and Lightning strikesMoore’s most recent comment suggests that fans may have a lot to rave about in the coming years.
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