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Ryan Reynolds set to star in The Wolfman reboot at Universal

June 1st, 2020 by Marc Comments

It looks like things are going to be getting pretty hairy for Ryan Gosling.

The star has been tipped to play the Wolfman in the next instalment in the Universal Monsters series, following on from Elizabeth Moss’ The Invisible Man at the end of last year.

“Universal have been meeting with directors over the past month and could be making a decision soon on who will take the reins behind the camera. While there is no frontrunner at the time, Cory Finley, who recently received rave reviews for directing HBO’s drama “Bad Education” with Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney, is said to be in the mix for the job.”

While Universal pulled the plug on their Dark Universe cinematic universe a while back, they are pushing forward with movies based on the most famous of their nightmarish creatures.

Like The Invisible Man, The Wolfman is expected to take place in the modern day and is written by Orange is the New Black’s Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo and is based on an original pitch by Gosling himself.

James Wan, Paul Feig and John Krasinski have all pitched ideas for Universal Monster movies to the studio and we’re waiting to hear if any/all get the green light.


No word on when The Wolfman might begin filming, but we’ll keep you guys posted as we are known to do…

What say you all?

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….