The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has once again fired up speculation that he’s set to become Marvel’s Ghost Rider.
Ever since Marvel Studios got their hands on the Ghost Rider rights, fans have been patiently waiting to see the character join the likes of Spider-Man and Captain America. Speculation has been rampant over the last few years as to who could play the demonic motorcycle stuntman. Particular interest has been given to some of Hollywood’s most notorious motorheads, including The Matrix star Keanu Reeves and The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus.
Rumors have suggested that Marvel Studios is close to finalizing a deal for a Hollywood star to appear as Ghost Rider in future projects. The rumors have made it clear that the star isn’t Keanu Reeves. Amidst those rumors, The Walking Dead’s most popular actor, Norman Reedus, has been liking tweets that see fans petitioning him as Ghost Rider.
Norman Reedus has liked dozens upon dozens of tweets in the last week that see fans wanting to see The Walking Dead star as Ghost Rider. While Reedus is clearly positioning himself as someone who wants the Marvel role, it hasn’t been confirmed that he’ll be playing the demonic character. Then again, it is interesting how Reedus social media game has ramped up around the same time as rumors of a potential casting are taking off. Reedus last expressed interest in playing the role earlier this year.
Seeing as The Walking Dead is set to wrap up in the coming months, it makes sense that Norman Reedus is on the prowl for his next gig. Now seems like the perfect time for Marvel Studios to introduce Ghost Rider. With the stakes higher than ever and the multiverse becoming the focal point of the series, having a darker, more mystical hero in the form of Johnny Blaze would be the perfect pallet cleanser.
The latest film in the Marvel franchise is Spider-Man: No Way Home. Here is the synopsis:
“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.”
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx, with Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now playing in theaters. Stay tuned for all the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and be sure to subscribe to The Hamden Journal’s YouTube channel for more original video content.