Ryan Gosling has seemingly done everything there is to do in Hollywood but an actor his caliber is still yearning for more. Over the last couple of months, the Canadian star has expressed his interest in joining a comic book film franchise, particularly the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he's quite serious about getting a spot in the billion-dollar franchise. He even revealed in previous interviews that he asked for help from the Russo Brothers to secure a role.
Gosling also surprisingly received the blessing of Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige who is absolutely down to see him in the MCU. However, nothing official has been made but judging by Feige's apparent interest, it looks like it's only a matter of time before we see the actor in a Marvel project.
Now, a new rumor has surfaced suggesting that Gosling might have gotten cast in an upcoming Phase 5 film. Cosmic Book News reports that as per "different sources" which according to the outlet could be a combination of speculation and fan casting, the star of Netflix's action thriller film The Gray Man is playing Doctor Doom in the anticipated Fantastic Four reboot.
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It's worth noting though that Feige and his casting crew have yet to decide which actors will be involved in the project and as it stands, it looks like they're prioritizing the film's script before anything else which of course is a good thing.
As for the possibility of Gosling playing Victor Von Doom in the project, I think he has what it takes to be a believable villain given his acting range but then again, we'll just have to wait and see.
Marvel Studios' Fantastic Four is slated for release on November 8, 2024.