Harrison Ford is no stranger to franchises — after all, he has appeared in numerous installments of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises — but his appearances in Captain America: New World Order and Thunderbolts will mark the beginning of a new era for the actor: The MCU.

Before the WGA writers' strike, New World Order and Thunderbolts were set to release next summer on May 3 and July 26 respectively, and these would feature Ford's first appearances as Thunderbolt Ross — a role he's taking on for the late William Hurt.

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During his profile interview with Esquire, Ford, who was in Atlanta filming New World Order at the time of this interview, was asked if it is “fun” making a Marvel movie.

“Yeah. I mean, there are tough days and easy days and fun days and all kinds of days. It's a tough schedule and, yeah, it's fun. But it's not a walk in the park. It's not fun fun. It's work,” said Ford.

So there you have it. While Marvel movies generally seem spewed out of a corporate machine — who's to say they aren't? — it does appear that even a legacy actor as accomplished as Ford can say that it's hard work.

Harrison Ford is coming off receiving an honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes a few weeks ago at the world premiere of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. The fifth Indiana Jones serves as his final time donning the fedora and whip and stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Antonio Banderas, Boyd Holbrook, Toby Jones, and John Rhys-Davies from the first films.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will be released on June 30.