Ryan Gosling is at the top of DC and Marvel’s wish list
So I’m hesitant as to whether or not this is even news, but I feel when it comes to DR. STRANGE rumors or rumors about anything DC has going on, we’re one press release away from getting some facts. We have to be getting close to a formal announcement on DR. STRANGE, with names like Joquin Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke all being attached at one point or another. But now it seems Ryan Gosling has actually met with Marvel about the role and while no offer was made and precious few details about the meeting exist, it is interesting that Gosling would answer Marvel’s call since he seems like a very anti-franchise kind of guy. But even anti-franchise actors have to respect what Marvel was doing and there’s really no better way to keep a steady paycheck than to play one of Marvel’s big heroes. And although the report is specific to him meeting about DR. STRANGE, I can’t help but wonder if he was actually meeting with them about something else entirely. We went through this with Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper after they met with Marvel, only to find out they were voicing characters in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
While we’re talking about Ryan Gosling and superhero roles, it turns out he’s also at the top of DC’s wish list to star in THE SUICIDE SQUAD, which got an official release date today. This is the team up of super villains that was so popular in the comics. But this one is a little more pie in the sky thinking as Warner Bros. and DC have also named Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie as other actors they want to star in the film and supposedly, they’ve actually sent offers to all of them. I can’t even imagine a movie with Ryan Gosling, Will Smith and Tom Hardy, but if WB could pull it off, it would give instant credibility to the film for those not familiar with the comics.
So what does all of this mean? Probably nothing, but maybe something. I think Ryan Gosling is at the top of everyone’s wish list when it comes to blockbuster movies and he would certainly be great in any superhero role he picked. But he doesn’t have any connection to either director since he’s never worked with Scott Derickson (DR. STRANGE) or David Ayer (SINISTER SIX). Not that that’s a deal breaker, but I thought I’d point it out. And as much as I like Ryan Gosling, for some reason, I can’t see him in DR. STRANGE or THE SUICIDE SQUAD, so I would take this with a grain of salt until something materializes. (THR)