BARBIE Star Ryan Gosling Responds To Kevin Feige Endorsing Him For MCU's GHOST RIDER

BARBIE Star Ryan Gosling Responds To Kevin Feige Endorsing Him For MCU's GHOST RIDER BARBIE Star Ryan Gosling Responds To Kevin Feige Endorsing Him For MCU's GHOST RIDER

Talking about his role in The Fall Guy alongside Emily Blunt, Ryan Gosling responded to Kevin Feige giving him the thumbs up as the MCU's Ghost Rider and revealed whether he's heard anything since then...

By JoshWilding - May 17, 2024 10:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Ghost Rider

Barbie and The Fall Guy star Ryan Gosling remains a firm fan favourite to play the MCU's Johnny Blaze in a future Ghost Rider project. However, as we write this, there's still no clear indication that Marvel Studios plans to bring the Spirit of Vengeance back to theaters. 

Supernatural stories like Werewolf at Night and the upcoming Agatha All Along (and even Ironheart) may set the stage for an eventual debut, but is Gosling still interested?

Asked by Josh Horowitz about getting the seal of approval from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, the actor said, "This was a magical moment. I told Josh I would like to play Ghost Rider. He found Kevin Feige, corners him, does an interview with him. When he says, 'I would like this,' all the lights go off."

As for whether there's been any real movement on that front, a cagey Gosling responded, "I don't know."

When Emily Blunt interjected and said she didn't expect him to sign up for a superhero project, the Academy Award nominee told her, "I would love to, it would be amazing. Come be in Ghost Rider."

Marvel Studios has been sitting on the rights for this character for years and allowed Marvel Television to use the Robbie Reyes version in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a brief spell. Since then, rumours have persisted Johnny is being lined up to make his MCU debut.

Gosling has expressed interest in a possible superhero movie role and, more specifically, the Spirit of Vengeance on a few occasions. Asked about that last year (which is what Horowitz refers to in the video below), Feige said, "Hey man, if Ryan wants to be Ghost Rider...Gosling’s unbelievable. Ryan is amazing. I'd love to find a place for him in the MCU."

The actor has previously said he's turned down many superhero roles, but declined to name them. "It doesn’t matter. I wasn’t right for it. But I would love to do it." Clearly, he's waiting for the right character, but will Ghost Rider be it? We're going to have to wait and see.

The Ghost Rider movies starring Nicolas Cage were critical and commercial disappointments, so if Johnny does return, it may be in another ensemble project such as the long-rumoured Midnight Suns

Check out the full interview in the X post below.

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SonOfAGif - 5/17/2024, 10:37 AM
Gosling as Blaze and Blunt as Roxanne? That's a great duo. Maybe bring in Daniel Ratcliffe as Blackheart?
Deklipz - 5/17/2024, 11:48 AM
@SonOfAGif - I’d be onboard for all of that
vectorsigma - 5/17/2024, 10:37 AM
D&W cameo confirmed
mountainman - 5/17/2024, 10:41 AM
I really like the idea of Gosling as Richard Rider but i’d be ok with Johnny Blaze.
McMurdo - 5/17/2024, 11:29 AM
@mountainman - make it so
Tonic24k - 5/17/2024, 10:42 AM
Not at all mad at this idea. His range is undeniable. Although, I think I would still prefer Norman Reedus.
TheVisionary25 - 5/17/2024, 10:58 AM
@Tonic24k - Reedus could work but my picks been Jensen Ackles

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Of if they go younger then Austin Butler

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SonOfAGif - 5/17/2024, 11:00 AM
@Tonic24k - Norman Reedus for Ketch.
Antitrollpatrol - 5/17/2024, 12:17 PM
@TheVisionary25 - I know butler as gambit is a little on the nose after Elvis and almost typecasting him but I feel like he fits that role perfectly. Never thought of him as gr but that would be pretty awesome if they go young.
TheVisionary25 - 5/17/2024, 12:20 PM
@Antitrollpatrol - he’s still my pick for Gambit too

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Either or would be fine with me lol
StSteven - 5/17/2024, 12:53 PM
@SonOfAGif - I think I’d flip that and have Reedus as Blaze and Gosling as Ketch. He looks more like the Ketch I remember from the 90s GR comics. You can start the movie with Blaze as GR who hands the mantle to Ketch so that he can be with Roxanne only to have him become GR again at the end to team up with Ketch to take down the big bad. That leaves the door open for one or both of them to continue as GRs if Marvel wanted to down the line.
Slotherin - 5/17/2024, 6:05 PM
@TheVisionary25 - honestly I feel like Ackles' natural charisma would be wasted on Ghost Rider.
FireandBlood - 5/17/2024, 10:43 AM
This would be masterclass casting
IAmAHoot - 5/17/2024, 10:44 AM
TheyDont - 5/17/2024, 10:44 AM
I don't want Gosling anywhere.
harryba11zack - 5/17/2024, 10:45 AM
He doesn't ride, he drives
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Spoken - 5/17/2024, 10:47 AM
@harryba11zack - My favorite movie of Goslings.
Deadinside - 5/20/2024, 10:00 AM
@harryba11zack - "He doesn't drive! He travels!"
Ryan Gosling in "The SovCit Diaries"...!☮️😁
Spoken - 5/17/2024, 10:48 AM
He would be better as Blaze than Norman Reedus.
clintthahamster - 5/17/2024, 10:54 AM
@Spoken - Reedus is great at, you know, riding a motorcycle, but Gosling would be great.
Spoken - 5/17/2024, 11:01 AM
@clintthahamster - Like Gosling wouldn't learn??
Apophis71 - 5/17/2024, 11:43 AM
@Spoken - That and half the time an actor is just sat on a bike on the back of a truck to make it look like they are riding one and most the time it will be a CGI flaming skeleton thus stunt rider likely used but yeh, not that hard to learn to ride a bike like for instance this one who had never ridden one before doing her own stunt...

Apophis71 - 5/17/2024, 11:51 AM
@clintthahamster - Dunno how good he is at riding one but wouldn't be the first time he has played a character with scenes on a motorbike...

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clintthahamster - 5/17/2024, 12:15 PM
@Apophis71 @spoken - To be clear, I'm saying that "being good at riding a motorcycle" is the ONLY reason that Reedus would be right for the part. Gosling is a better choice all around.
Apophis71 - 5/17/2024, 12:23 PM
@clintthahamster - That's fair, I would generaly prefer someone who can at least pass as someone who is great at riding a bike cos it oft shows when they aren't even when they try to in films just like with horse riding. There is a certain hard to put your finger on difference when someone is comfortable in the saddle or not in the same way as the son of a Cop I can tell the difference between someone pretending to be a Police officer and one who is/was one.
clintthahamster - 5/17/2024, 12:34 PM
@Apophis71 - For sure. As a former trombone player and a current bass player, I know it can be painful to watch a movie where someone does a poor job of pretending to do something you love.
Apophis71 - 5/17/2024, 12:40 PM
@clintthahamster - With me the BIGGEST one by far is sword fighting, as a competitive fencer during my uni years even allowing for the difference in stage and sport (such as the extra flourish and grinding blades stuff you wouldn't catch a pro doing) it can be painfull to watch for me at times.
RitoRevolto - 5/17/2024, 12:45 PM
@Spoken - This. I'm so tired of the Norman Reedus fancasts as Ghost Rider.
dragon316 - 5/17/2024, 5:27 PM
@Apophis71 - can’t be that difficult one have engine other have pedal power all that makes riding motorcycle difficult is doing stunts on the wheelies , doing bike fights you see in movie torque , riding bike that was in fast furious movies
Apophis71 - 5/17/2024, 5:59 PM
@dragon316 - When I said bike I meant the thing with an engine not the one with pedals, context is key as bike is shorthand for either (but why I would typically say cycle for non-motorised).
Apophis71 - 5/17/2024, 10:50 AM
If it will happen or not and who will be cast aside...

...the fact they cancelled the planned Robbie Reyes spinoff show from AoS after how well recieved Gabriel Luna's take on it was still says to me they were intending to do something else with at least one version of Ghost Rider on D+ or in an MCU film. Which, where and how undetermined and if those plans remain is unclear but if the MCU keeps going for another ten years I'm sure they will get around to it but could easily be heading towards a teamup project featuring the character such as Midnight Sons or Supernaturals.
TheVisionary25 - 5/17/2024, 10:56 AM
@Apophis71 - god , I hope we get Luna’s version to show up too whether it’s because of the Muktuverse or just that he’s in the MCU…

There’s certainly precedent for it since his origin in AOS was that a previous GR saved him and passed down his powers to him (or not , it was left ambiguous).

Slotherin - 5/17/2024, 6:07 PM
@Apophis71 - as down for this as I am, I want to see Reyes continued as well for sure.
Apophis71 - 5/17/2024, 6:29 PM
@Slotherin - Same, but a team up of two or more Ghost Riders such as doing a take on Rise of the Midnight Sons, Heaven's on Fire or even Ghost Racers could be even better :D
Slotherin - 5/17/2024, 9:04 PM
@Apophis71 - what do you think of Ron Perlman for Blackheart?
I'll admit thinking about Drive brought me to that one.
Slotherin - 5/17/2024, 9:06 PM
@Apophis71 - I'd be down for the Ghost Rider team-up.
Apophis71 - 5/18/2024, 5:32 AM
@Slotherin - I LOVE Ron Perlman, always open to him being cast in any appropriate roles in CBM's and do think he could be a good fit for someone like Blackheart.
HashTagSwagg - 5/17/2024, 10:51 AM
The actor has always had a Ken do attitude, I'd like him for Machine man in an Inspector Gadget meets Terminator / Blade runner noir kinda thing with maybe a little Drive thrown in there. Feige should definitely put him in his Notebook.
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TheVisionary25 - 5/17/2024, 10:54 AM
I would be down for it , seems like a good fit for the role (maybe even bring some of that DRIVE energy to it)..

Since Gosling is already in his 40’s , perhaps this Johnny could already be Ghost Rider but moreso as this wandering legend or myth across America until the movie itself brings him into the light so to speak.

Make it so , Feige!!.
clintthahamster - 5/17/2024, 10:55 AM
Johnny Blazin' shit.
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