There’s been plenty of big Marvel news this week, including the reveal that Hugh Jackman is returning as Wolverine in Dead Pool 3. Turns out, Jackman might not be the only iconic actor to appear in an upcoming MCU movie. There’s a rumor floating around that Marvel has cast Star Wars and Indiana Jones legend Harrison Ford as Thaddeus Ross in Love at first sight. The role was originally played by William Hurt in The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgameand Black Widow. Sadly, Hurt passed away earlier this year. In Honor of Rumor, Digital Artist Rahal Nejraoui took to Instagram to share a preview of what Ford might look like in the role.
“Do you want Harrison Ford to be the MCU’s new General Ross? I heard the news yesterday and decided to do a quick concept. Swipe up to see the before and after. Let me know know what you think. Follow @rahalarts for more edits and fanarts,” Nejraoui captioned the post. You can check it below:
Following rumors of Ford’s involvement in Love at first sight of the pinner insider, Jeff Sneider, it was reported that Ford’s casting was not announced at D23 Expo because Kathleen Kennedy “put her foot down” and advised Disney against distracting the fifth and final IndianaJones film. As for the rest of Love at first sight casting, many big names were revealed at D23 Expo.
The film is expected to feature Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova), Wyatt Russell (John Walker/US Agent), Hannah John-Kamen (Ava/Ghost), Red Guardian (David Harbour), Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Valentina Allegra de Fontaine), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier) and Olga Kurylenko (Taskmaster). Jacques Schreier (paper towns) is confirmed to direct the film, while Eric Pearson (Black Widow) is confirmed to be the author. Love at first sight will mark the end of Marvel Phase 5 before the start of Phase 6 with the The Fantastic Four to restart
As for Indiana Jones 5, Kennedy presented the first images from the film exclusively for convention attendees at D23 Expo. A sequel to 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, James Mangold (Logan, Ford versus Ferrari) is directing the film from producers Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Simon Emanuel and Frank Marshall. The cast includes Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Toby Jones, John Rhys-Davies and Antonio Banderas. The long-awaited film is set to be released on June 30, 2023.
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Love at first sight is currently slated to hit theaters on July 26, 2024.