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Has Norman Reedus been cast as the MCU’s Ghost Rider? The Walking Dead actor has been liking Ghost Rider posts on Twitter.
Granted, it may be nothing.
After all, Norman Reedus could simply be campaigning for the role.
On the other hand, Vincent D’Onofrio exhibited similar behavior before his Hawkeye debut.
At the time, fans speculated his return as the Kingpin.
D’Onofrio had already filmed Hawkeye by then.
In other words, it wasn’t wishful thinking.
Could Norman Reedus be doing the same?
Likewise, has he already shot something as Ghost Rider?
The Internet is buzzing.
Is Norman Reedus The MCU’s New Ghost Rider?
Without a doubt, Norman Reedus as Ghost Rider is superb casting.
Beyond the tough-guy persona, Norman Reedus is a motorcycle buff.
Seriously, he was born to ride a bike with his skull on fire.
The New Wave group Suicide once sang:
Ghost Rider motorcycle hero/Hey, baby, baby, baby he’s a blazin’ away.
Of all the Marvel superheroes, Ghost Rider transcends comics fandom.
Undoubtedly, Ghost Rider appeals to horror buffs, punks, and bikers.
Nicolas Cage played Ghost Rider in two theatrical films.
However, Sony didn’t quite capture Ghost Rider’s dark power.
2007’s Ghost Rider was the better received of the movies. (2012’s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was the sequel.)
However, neither of them were truly special.
To be fair, the first was before Marvel Studios changed how superhero films should be made.
In addition, it was from Sony.
Marvel Studios plans to have Ghost Rider join the Midnight Sons.
Ghost Rider forms the team with Blade and the Punisher.
The best representation of Ghost Rider was actually on TV.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. removed Sony’s camp.
Gabriel Luna‘s Ghost Rider was more serious; moreover, the special effects were more effective.
But that Ghost Rider wasn’t the original: Johnny Blaze.
Writers Roy Thomas and Gary Friedrich and artist Mike Ploog co-created Blaze in 1972.
Ghost Rider debuted in Marvel Spotlight No. 5.
On November 13, I scooped that Norman Reedus was in talks for Ghost Rider, If they signed him, expect him in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
He could be “Sneakin’ ’round, ’round, ’round in a blue jumpsuit” then.