Norman Reedus Wants to Play Ghost Rider For Marvel

By June 9, 2016

Norman Reedus has emerged as one of the most beloved actors of the fan world over the past few years, thanks to his work as Daryl Dixon on AMC’s The Walking Dead. With his character’s fate currently up in the air thanks to that disappointing Walking Dead finale as well, it looks like Reedus would be interested in staying in the comic book genre moving forward, and may even be interested in a certain character over at Marvel that sounds like a role practically made for him.

While speaking with Uproxx about his new AMC show, Ride with Norman Reedus, the actor was asked if he’d ever be interested in playing Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, a character that the studio reacquired the live-action rights to several years ago. To put it simply, Reedus responded to the idea with some clear excitement:

“Hell yeah. It would be a blast. Do I get a skull face that’s on fire and all that stuff? Fuck yeah. I’m down.”

The actor went on to say that he enjoyed the previous Nicolas Cage-led Ghost Rider films as well, which despite being passion projects for Cage, ended up being critcally-panned almost all across the board to the disappointment of fans everywhere.

Ghost Rider has been heavily rumored to be one of the characters up for Phase 2 in the partnership between Marvel and Netflix after The Defenders mini-series event, along with other crazy characters like Moon Knight, or possibly Blade. It’s unlikely that casting for the character has even come up at the studio at this point, but whenever it does, it certainly doesn’t take a genius to see the similarities between Reedus and the character. Just look at some of the promotional images for Ride alone.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • Ethan

    Okay, all right. This I could get behind.