Norman Reedus Wants A Flaming Skull And Whip Chains As MCU’s Ghost Rider

Written By Kieran Bugg

Norman Reedus Wants a Flaming Skull and Whip Chains as MCU’s Ghost Rider

Norman Reedus is still hopeful for a MCU Ghost Rider role.

Norman Reedus is no stranger to the comics world.

He is known for his role as Scud in Guillermo del Toro’s Blade 2 back in 2002.

However, he is mostly recognized for playing Daryl Dixon in AMC’s The Walking Dead, based on Robert Kirkman’s highly successful comic-book series of the same name.

Daryl Dixon is an original character who was specifically created for the actor after impressing the casting director in his audition for the role of Merle Dixon (Daryl’s brother).

That would inevitably go to Guardians of the Galaxy’s Michael Rooker.

Norman Reedus Wants a Flaming Skull and Whip Chains as MCU’s Ghost Rider

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Daryl was originally intended to just be a supporting character that would eventually be killed off, but Norman Reedus’ performance helped quickly make the character a favorite among fans.

Consequently, the producers promoted Daryl to being one of the show’s main characters.

The Walking Dead catapulted Norman Reedus into a global star.

He’s even set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

But now with The Walking Dead’s final season set to premiere next month, fans of the actor have been speculating what role he could take on next after the show concludes.

Many, including Reedus himself, think he should join the MCU as Johnny Blaze, a.k.a. Ghost Rider.

Norman Reedus has expressed interest in playing Ghost Rider in the past on multiple occasions.

He once again shared his desire to take on the role of the Spirit of Vengeance in a recent interview.

Norman Reedus Wants a Flaming Skull and Whip Chains as MCU’s Ghost Rider

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He admitted:

The Ghost Rider conversation has been coming up for years, and yeah, tell them to put me in it. I want to play Ghost Rider. That would be great. So, I don’t know, call somebody, make that happen.

Norman Reedus’ enthusiasm burns the air:

I want a fire skull. I want my face to turn into a fire skull and whip a chain around. That would be great. I got 12 motorcycles. I’d just pick one. I’ll do it, yeah.

Since his role in The Walking Dead saw the actor as a motorcycle-riding hunter which are also both main characteristics of Blaze’s Ghost Rider.

Given his enthusiasm to play the anti-hero, it seems that Norman Reedus is the best choice for the job.

The ball is in your court Marvel.


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