Ryan Gosling is rumored to be in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The news comes from Giant Freakin Robot who further points out that they think Gosling is Marvel’s new Richard Rider, also known as Nova.
As always, since nothing has been confirmed by Marvel or Disney, we will treat this as a rumor for now.
In case you aren’t familiar with the character, Nova, a.k.a Richard Rider became Nova after the last surviving member of Corps, Rhomann Dey, crash-landed on Earth and bestowed his powers and duty upon him. His many powers include flight, superhuman strength, speed, and durability. He has also been a member of many superhero teams such as the Guardians of the Galaxy, throughout his comic book history, which began back in 1966.
Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige will produce.
Last October, a report from GWW, suggested the project will enter production in 2023.
Source: Giant Freakin Robot
UPDATE 7/12/2022 – Gosling has debunked the Nova rumor. You can see a tweet from Josh Horowitz below.
Next week my full chat w/Ryan Gosling for @MTVNews
But for now, an honest to goodness EXCLUSIVE.
Ryan and I chatted about the Nova rumors yesterday which he said aren’t true. BUT this morning Ryan reached out to me to say there is one superhero he wants to play…GHOST RIDER pic.twitter.com/1jnC5ht4UY
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) July 12, 2022