Harrison Ford is a household name and the 80-year-old has been around in big films such as “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones” and “Clear and Present Danger” among others.

Now, it appears the 80-year-old actor is making the jump to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with reports that he will be replacing William Hurt for the role of General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross for the upcoming film, “Captain America: New World Order,” Deadline reported.

This will be Ford’s first appearance in the MCU, coming months after word spread that the veteran actor was being eyed for the role.

For his part, Hurt first appeared as Ross in 2008 on “The Incredible Hulk.” This was alongside Ed Norton who played the part of Bruce Banner/ The Hulk.

The character of Hurt would only return in 2016 on “Captain America: Civil War.” From there, he appeared in three more Marvel films -- Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Black Widow (2021) -- before he died in 2022.

However, there is a bit of a clarification on the insertion of Ford in “Captain America: New World Order.” Rumors suggest he would be appearing on “Thunderbolts.”

For those who may not know, the Thunderbolts are a team of former villains who accept perilous missions from the government, originally assembled by and named after General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross.

In the MCU version, the team will be made up of Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Red Guardian (David Harbour), John Walker/U.S. Agent (Wyatt Russell), Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko), Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) and Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). “Thunderbolts” is set to hit the big screen on July 26, 2004.

As for “Captain America: New World Order,” Anthony Mackie will be taking on his first lead role as Sam Wilson. Joining him will be Danny Ramirez as Joaquín Torres/Falcon, Tim Blake Nelson as Samuel Sterns/Leader, Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley and Shira Haas as Ruth Bat-Seraph/Sabra.

Actor Harrison Ford attends the 'Morning Glory' UK premiere at the Empire Leicester Square
Actor Harrison Ford attends the 'Morning Glory' UK premiere at the Empire Leicester Square Getty Images | Ian Gavan

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