See Harrison Ford Transformed Into Red Hulk

Harrison Ford is taking over the role of General Thaddeus Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means potentially, he'll be Red Hulk.

By Sean Thiessen | Published

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The Instagram artist 21XFOUR has taken fan casting to a new level with a series of digital paintings that portray real life actors in rumored roles. One piece shows Harrison Ford mean-mugging as Marvel’s Red Hulk. The 1923 star is set to appear as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in Marvel’s Captain America: New World Order and Thunderbolts films, and is rumored to star in his own Red Hulk series on Disney+.

The artwork captures the essence of Ford’s likeness, using the actor’s facial wrinkles to emphasize the character’s grumpy disposition. True to Red Hulk’s original appearance, the portrait omits the signature mustache Ross typically sports in his human form. Topped off by a disheveled military haircut, the piece is a compelling conception of what Harrison Ford might look like as Red Hulk.

21XFOUR has posted several portraits that imagine actors in blockbuster roles. In addition to the rendition of Harrison Ford as Red Hulk, the artist has painted Ryan Gosling as the Silver Surfer, Daniela Melchior as Wonder Woman, and Shannon Berry as Abby from The Last of Us

Captain America: New World Order is not expected until May of 2024, with Thunderbolts slated for the following July. No timeline has been revealed for a Harrison Ford Red Hulk series. On the big screen, Ford will play alongside some Marvel greats, including Anthony Mackie as Captain America, Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier, and Florence Pugh as Black Widow.

New World Order is also rumored to introduce a new character to the mix: Captain Britain. Whisperings have indicated that the role of the mystical UK superhero could be taken on by former Superman actor Henry Cavill. Cavill has had a string of bad luck with franchise roles in recent months, but could get a fresh start battling against (or allying with) Harrison Ford as Red Hulk in the MCU.

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General Ross as Red Hulk from The Incredible Hulk comic series

On top of Ford’s upcoming foray into the Marvel universe, the actor has been hard at work on blockbuster movies and, for the first time in his career, television shows. The Yellowstone spinoff 1923 is halfway through its debut season and has been lauded by fans and critics according to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. He also stars alongside How I Met Your Mother alum Jason Segel in the new Apple TV+ comedy Shrinking.

The series stars Ford and Segel as therapists. Grieving the loss of his wife, Segel snaps and starts to deliver some brutal honesty to his patients, a move that sparks ethical concerns from his peers and life-changing results for his patients. For Harrison Ford, the series should serve as an amusing meta-counter to his role as the rageful Red Hulk.

As Harrison Ford explores new territory with TV shows and a CG-powered transformation into Red Hulk, he will return to more familiar ground this summer with Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. The film marks Ford’s fifth outing as the adventuring archaeologist, but it will be his first time donning the weathered fedora without the franchise’s original director, Steven Spielberg. Dial of Destiny is helmed by Logan and Ford v Ferrari director James Mangold.

Harrison Ford won’t appear as Red Hulk for some time, but fans of the actor have plenty to look forward to between now and then. For those who can’t wait to get a glimpse of Ford as the iconic Marvel character, 21XFOUR has you covered.