Since DC and Warner Bros. announced that they are looking to do ‘Justice League’ in 2015, the rumor mills haven’t stopped churning out theories, speculations, and “news” on the project. There’s been talk of potential directors, plots, characters, and castings, but nothing has been confirmed as official yet.
In the latest bit of casting rumors/speculation, it appears that Ryan Gosling’s name has been thrown into the mix. It was bound to happen since everybody seems to love him right now. That’s probably how Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s name entered the fray as well, even though that report turned out to be false.
While promoting his new movie ‘Gangster Squad’, Gosling spoke to Screen Crave about potentially joining the super team flick’s ranks:
Here’s a question I’m sure a lot of fans want an answer to. When are you going to do a superhero movie?
RG: Well, they’re all taken.
Not true. Justice League is coming out in 2015. Superman and Batman are taken. But The Flash and maybe even Green Lantern are up for grabs.
RG: Well Ryan Reynolds is Green Lantern. I can get Flash basically.
So would you ever do one though?
RG: Here’s the thing. ‘Drive’ was my attempt at the superhero movie. I had a costume and everything. The scorpion jacket. It was like my cape. It was like the idea of a guy that had seen too many superhero movies and then decided that he was going to make himself one.
That’s an interesting way to look at ‘Drive’, Mr. Gosling. I’ll have to check it out again and think of it that way. Also, while he may fit the role of the fast-talking and flirty Flash, I think he’d make for a good Aquaman, who supposedly has a “key role” in the film according to some reports. While many fans of the character in the comics have moved passed the phase where he rode giant pink seahorses, casting Gosling in the role may help the rest of the world move past that phase as well.
Who do you think that Ryan Gosling should play in the ‘Justice League’ movie? Share your picks in the comments below!