According to rumors, Ryan Gosling will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a part in the Fantastic Four film. Phase Five, which will continue the Multiverse Saga, will begin with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania next month. The MCU is about to reboot Marvel’s first family as the Fantastic Four are on their way, while several ongoing franchises are getting sequels. Marvel Studios received the Fantastic Four rights back from Fox after nearly two decades when Disney acquired 20th Century Studios. Reed Richards appeared in the MCU film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but that was a Mister Fantastic spinoff, not the Earth-616 version. In Phase Six, the Fantastic Four will be on the schedule as they prepare for the upcoming blockbuster Avengers movies.

Although the Fantastic Four reboot won’t begin filming for a while, rumors about who will play the iconic heroes have persisted. Initially, it was anticipated that the cast announcement would take place at D23 in 2022 when the movie would have a new creative team on board. But it seems like a major Hollywood celebrity may be making a move toward the MCU. On the most recent episode of The Hot Mic Podcast, Jeff Sneider mentioned that there have been rumors that Ryan Gosling might be considered for a Fantastic Four role. No one from Ryan Gosling’s team or Marvel Studios had responded to the rumors as of the time this story was published.

“Then there’s the rumor of Ryan Gosling playing Sentry in the MCU. People tell me he’s like a Superman-kind of [character]. I haven’t heard anything like that, obviously. I’d heard some Gosling Fantastic Four stuff…”

What We Know About The Fantastic Four In The MCU

Ryan Gosling Possibly Getting A Fantastic Four Movie Part In The MCU
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Marvel Studios has kept information about the Fantastic Four reboot largely under wraps, similar to how they do with most MCU films. Before quitting the project, Spider-Man director Jon Watts was set to helm the movie. In 2022, Matt Shakman of WandaVision was chosen officially to create the Fantastic Four. Later, Marvel Studios chose Jeff Kaplan & Ian Springer to pen the Fantastic Four script.

Although this will be a fresh look at the heroes, executive producer Kevin Feige has said it won’t be an origin story. It makes sense that Marvel Studios would want to steer clear of the origin story for the MCU iterations given that Fox attempted to retell it in 2015. This implies that Reed, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, & Ben Grimm have probably been a team for a long time, wherever they may be. It is unclear whether they have been trying to operate as the Fantastic Four for a while or are just beginning their journey. John Krasinski had a cameo, but it is not anticipated that he will portray Reed on Earth-616.

How Would Ryan Gosling Fit Into The MCU?

Ryan Gosling Possibly Getting A Fantastic Four Movie Part In The MCU

Over the past few years, Gosling has frequently been mentioned in fan castings for a variety of MCU roles. It is debatable whether he would fit in better as Mister Fantastic, Human Torch, or even The Thing given his star power. Given that the Fantastic Four will play a significant role in the MCU heading forward, this would make sense for Marvel Studios to cast well-known actors as these enduring characters. However, they might also use a hybrid casting method, giving the roles of the other two heroes to A-list actors while casting two of the heroes as unknowns. If Gosling were to appear in the Fantastic Four movie, he would be a significant addition to the MCU. He has even been envisioned as Ghost Rider.

Source: The Hot Mic Podcast