The cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is amazing, and Ryan Gosling has long lobbied for a role in the multibillion-dollar blockbuster. The MCU has long been a goal of the Hollywood hunk, who most recently collaborated with Chris Evans and The Russo Brothers on Netflix’s The Gray Man.
It turns out that Kevin Feige once sat down with Ryan Gosling to discuss a prospective part in the adored franchise, but as of right now, nothing is definite. Ryan did, however, mention that if given the chance, he would like to portray Johnny Blaze, a.k.a. Ghost Rider.
It appears that Marvel Studios has different ideas for the seasoned actor, though. The 42-year-old actor is reportedly being considered for the role of Sentry, who would reportedly be the major antagonist in the next Thunderbolts movie, according to a tip from insider Daniel Richtman.
For those who are unaware, Sentry is essentially Marvel’s Superman. It’s reasonable to assume that Gosling will play Sentry, even though he’s usually portrayed as a superhero in the comics since he also bears the supervillain known as the Void within him. Unless, of course, the studio intends to change the origin tale for Sentry.
It’s interesting to note that Richtman also states that Alexander Skarsgrd is a contender for the role. It would be reasonable to presume that the company will reveal the actor who will portray the project’s main bad guy if Thunderbolts starts production in a few months.
Gosling’s MCU casting has been long overdue, but I have to admit that, considering his size and body, I don’t really see him as the Sentry type. Of course, months of superhuman training and nutrition will change that.
The theatrical debut of Thunderbolts from Marvel Studios is set for July 26, 2024.