Harrison Ford is known for his iconic roles in successful franchises like Star Wars and Indiana Jones, and at 80 years old, he is set to make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Ford will play Thaddeus Ross (Red Hulk) in the upcoming MCU film, Thunderbolts, which is set to close out Phase 5 of the franchise. However, although Ford is experienced in big franchises, the actor admits that working on a Marvel Studios project is not a walk in the park.
In a recent interview with Squire, Ford was asked if making a Marvel movie is fun. The actor responded saying, “Uh, yes. I mean, there are hard days and easy days and fun days and all kinds of days. The schedules are tough and, yes, it’s fun. But it’s not a walk in the park. It’s not something fun fun.”
Born in Chicago in 1942, Ford began his acting career in the 1960s. However, it was his role as Han Solo in Star Wars that catapulted him to international movie star status. He also played the adventurous archaeologist Indiana Jones in a series of successful films. Despite being a senior citizen, Ford continues to be active in the industry and is set to star in Thunderbolts, one of the most anticipated films by MCU fans.
Thunderbolts is based on the famous Marvel Comics team of the same name, made up of superhumans who were villains in the past, but now work together as heroes. The movie’s cast includes Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Olga Kurylenko, Hannah John-Kamen, David Harbor, and Tim Roth.
The Thunderbolts are scheduled to hit theaters in July 2024, but production has been suspended until further notice due to the ongoing US Writers Strike. Marvel Studios plans to resume production as soon as the strike comes to an end.
In conclusion, while Harrison Ford’s work with Marvel Studios may be challenging, fans are eagerly anticipating his role in Thunderbolts, which promises to be yet another successful addition to the MCU franchise.