We’ve entered Phase 5 and while Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has opened to a soft 63% on Rotten Tomatoes, it doesn’t mean that there’s a lot of exciting developments in the near future. We know that we’re about to enter a new era for Marvel Studios, as they leave the pandemic behind and its limitations but also some creative new projects that might push the projects into new directions.
Among them is Captain America: New World Order, which builds upon Sam Wilson’s lesson to becoming Captain America from The Falcon and the Winter Solider in a globe-trotting adventure. He will face some new and familiar villains with the confirmed return of Thunderbolt Ross. Sadly, William Hurt tragically passed away but cinema icon Harrison Ford is set to take over the role. And it seems that Kevin Feige is quite excited about having him on board.
We start filming relatively soon. I’m sure anyone you’ve ever talked with about Harrison Ford says this, but it’s unbelievable that we get to meet and talk with him and that he’s embracing this role. He’s tireless with the amount of work that he does. This is certainly a big part for Thaddeus Ross.Kevin Feige
The big reveal, however, is that he confirms that Thunderbolt Ross has moved on from Secretary of State to President in the upcoming fourth Captain America film.
He’s the president of the United States in the film. And with Harrison, you think about Air Force One, and you think about some of his confrontations with the president in Clear and Present Danger. There’s a dynamic between President Ross and Sam Wilson. They have a history together, but in this film, we’ll be seeing the dynamic between Captain America and the president of the United States in a way that is just incredible.Kevin Feige
It certainly sounds like they found a perfect person to carry on the mantle that also pays tribute to the direction of the character. Ford is no stranger to playing presidents, which makes his addition quite fitting and who knows if we’ll see the President of the United States join in the action in Captain America: New World Order.
Source: Entertainment Weekly