PHOTO: Is Taika Waititi Courting Ryan Gosling For ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’?

It seems director Taika Waititi could be courting Ryan Gosling for his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Thor: Love and Thunder.

Taika Waititi will be making his return to the MCU, as the Thor: Ragnarok director is set to write and direct the fourth Thor installment titled Love and Thunder. Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman are all reprising their roles in the new film which will be based on Jason Aaron’s Mighty Thor comic book run, with Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster becoming the new Thor.

It seems the project could be looking to add another A-list star into the mix as Taika Waititi was spotted having lunch with Ryan Gosling in Los Angeles on Friday. While the nature of the meeting remains a mystery, Ryan Gosling had previously been in talks for Akira, which Taika Waititi was set to direct. Since that project has since been put on hold at Warner Bros., it’s possible Taika Waititi could be looking to bring Ryan Gosling into the fold at Marvel Studios. While nothing has been announced, speculation has already begun to run rampant that Taika Waititi met with Ryan Gosling to discuss a role in Thor: Love and Thunder.


Although Ryan Gosling has yet to take on a superhero role, the actor was previously reported to have met with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige for the role of Doctor Strange. While that role eventually went to Benedict Cumberbatch, Ryan Gosling expressed his interest earlier this year in the role of Batman if First Man and La La Land director Damien Chazelle directed it.

But what do you think? Would you like to see Ryan Gosling join the MCU in Thor: Love and Thunder? What superhero would you like to see Ryan Gosling play? Let us know in the comments below!

Taika Waititi is also set to helm a secret project for Fox Searchlight before he begins work on Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder. The next Thor film is not expected to begin production until next year after Shang-Chi finishes filming in Fox Studios in Australia.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Ryan Gosling, Taika Waititi, and Thor: Love and Thunder as we learn it!

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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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