The Iconic Harrison Ford Takes on a New Disney Role


Is there anything the iconic Harrison Ford CAN’T do? Well, the extremely famous actor may have hit the 80-year-old mark, but that isn’t slowing him down. Instead, it has been announced that Harrison Ford will jump into a new role for Disney.

We all know and love Harrison Ford from several films both within the Disney bubble and outside of it. To the Disney fandom, many of us know Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, the star of the Indiana Jones franchise. Ford is reprising his role as Indiana Jones in the 2023 upcoming untitled film known right now as “Indiana Jones 5.”

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We also know Harrison Ford as the incredible Millennium Falcon pilot and Chewbacca’s best friend, Han Solo, from the Star Wars franchise.

A visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort isn’t complete without watching “Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!” or having the chance to fly “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on the attraction Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

Harrison Ford as Han Solo (Credit: Disney)

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But now Harrison Ford is stepping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe! That’s right, Ford is joining the MCU!

According to Variety, “The legendary actor will step in as Thaddeus ”Thunderbolt” Ross, replacing the late William Hurt, for 2024’s ”Captain America: New World Order” starring Anthony Mackie.”

The late William Hurt at Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross (Credit: Marvel)

“The fourth “Captain America” movie follows the events of the 2021 Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”; that show’s head writer, Malcolm Spellman, wrote the screenplay with “FAWS” staff writer Dalan Musson. Julius Onah (“Luce,” “The Cloverfield Paradox”) is directing.”

“It does not appear, however, that Ford is set to star in “Thunderbolts,” Marvel’s anti-hero team-up film that is scheduled to immediately follow “Captain America 4.””

Credit: Disney

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Harrison Ford never ceases to amaze us with what he may have neck up his sleeve, but we definitely didn’t anticipate him jumping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That said, we have no doubt the talented actor will do well pulling off the role of Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross.

As always, we will be sure to keep Disney Dining readers updated as we learn more about Harrison Ford’s new role as General Ross in Disney’s Marvel Studios to debut in 2024.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.