Ghost Rider Who? Looks Like There's Another Job For Ryan Gosling at Marvel

Ghost Rider Who? Looks Like There's Another Job For Ryan Gosling at Marvel
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The rumors are only getting more and more confusing at this point.

Those who have been pinning their hopes on Ryan Gosling to become the MCU 's Ghost Rider are now baffled by new speculation that claims Marvel is actually eyeing Gosling to play an "evil Superman " type villain for future movies.

Scooper Daniel Richtman said on his Patreon account that Marvel is looking for a Ryan Gosling-type actor - a male lead between the ages of 30 and 50 - to portray "a conflicted and powerful villain. The role will reportedly be reprised in the Thunderbolts movie, due out in 2024.

So, "evil Superman," you say? Fans quickly realized that the whole thing could be about Sentry, aka Robert Reynolds, who was injected with a super soldier serum when he was a teenager.

Thunderbolts: Marvel is Getting Its Own Superman, but Evil

However, the serum Reynolds received was designed to give him a power far greater than Captain America's. After receiving his injection, Reynolds gained "the power of a million exploding suns," causing him to destroy everything in his path.

But while Sentry could be a great addition to Thunderbolts, especially if someone like Ryan Gosling actually ends up playing him, fans seem to be preemptively disappointed that Gosling is not Ghost Rider. The actor's role as Ghost Rider has never been officially confirmed and remains nothing more than a rumor, but it seems that fans are not ready to let go of the idea.

Meanwhile, some people don't even believe that Marvel is looking for Sentry.

However, Hyperion might be too much for the Thunderbolts to handle, as the group is more of a street-level collection of heroes who might not be able to take on such a powerful anti-hero.

"Hyperion would seem like a massive overmatch for the Thunderbolts unless they're getting some big reinforcements outside of a potential Red Hulk appearance," Twitter user EricJHovland noted.

Thunderbolts is scheduled for release on July 26, 2024. Plot details are still under wraps, though some of the group's members (US Agent, Yelena Belova, Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes, Red Guardian/Alexei Shostakov) have been established in previous Marvel movies.