Will Ryan Gosling play Ghost Rider in the MCU? 'The Gray Man' star has Kevin Feige's vote
Marvel Studios Prez Kevin Feige is all for having Ryan Gosling make a mark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 'The Gray Man' star received his full support if he wanted to play Ghost Rider during the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) — a role he was previously rumored to play. The news of Gosling as the Spirit of Vengeance was broken by MTV's Josh Horowitz, and Feige is all for it.
"If Ryan wants to be Ghost Rider," Feige told MTV News. "Ryan's amazing. I'd love to find him a place in the MCU. He dresses up as Ken on Venice Beach and gets more press than any major movie coming out." Gosling is currently basking in 'The Gray Man's success alongside Chris Evans and Ana de Armas. The Netflix blockbuster directed by The Russo Brothers sees him play Sierra Six, an assassin trained for the CIA's Sierra's program.
"Ryan and I chatted about the Nova rumors yesterday which he said aren't true," Horowitz wrote on Twitter. "BUT this morning Ryan reached out to me to say there is one superhero he wants to play...GHOST RIDER." The iconic superhero has appeared a few times in live-action. Nicolas Cage starred as the titular character, while Gabriel Luna played the role in the TV series. At one point, Cage felt that the duology would have been better as an R-Rated franchise. "Y'know, Ghost Rider was a movie that always should've been an R-rated movie. David Goyer had a brilliant script, which I wanted to do with David and for whatever reason they just didn't let us make the movie," he added in a separate interview.
"But that movie is still a movie that should be made, not with me obviously, but it should be an R-rated movie - heck, Deadpool was R-rated and that did great. Ghost Rider was designed to be a scary superhero with an R-rating and edge and they just didn't have it worked out back then." In the meantime, only time will tell if Gosling indeed plays a role in the MCU and gets his wish.