Marvel boss Kevin Feige throws his support behind one actor in contention to play Ghost Rider
For Marvel Studios CEO and MCU creator Kevin Feige, who told MTV News at Comic-Con that he’d “love to find a space” for Ryan Gosling in the MCU, it’s an enticing idea. Gosling had proposed to Feige that he play Ghost Rider in a future Marvel film. The Oscar-nominated actor from “La La Land” admitted to “Happy Sad Confused” presenter Josh Horowitz earlier this month that he wants to play Ghost Rider more than any other superhero.
“Hey man, if Ryan wants to be Ghost Rider…” Feige said when he learned about Gosling’s Marvel pitch.
Even after learning that fan favourite from “The Walking Dead,” Norman Reedus, has expressed a desire to play Ghost Rider, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige reacted, “Gosling’s unbelievable. Ryan is incredible. He should have a place in the MCU, in my opinion. On Venice Beach, he is disguised as Ken and receives more media attention than the blockbusters opening that weekend. It’s incredible.
Rumors have circulated that Gosling has been courted for the MCU to play the superhero Nova, but the actor recently shut down such speculation. “I don’t know anything about Nova, if that’s what you’re going to ask me,” Gosling told MTV News while promoting his Netflix action tentpole “The Gray Man.”
When asked how many comic book hero roles he’s turned down, Gosling answered, “It doesn’t matter. I wasn’t right for it. But I would love to do it.”
A Nova movie is not currently on Marvel’s upcoming slate for Phases 5 and 6, nor is a Ghost Rider movie. However, Feige teased that the MCU will be getting a bit more Ghost Rider-friendly with the upcoming supernatural MCU entry “Blade,” starring Mahershala Ali in the title role.
Watch Feige’s full interview with MTV News at Comic-Con below.