“No way, this can’t happen”: Ryan Gosling Fans Are Heartbroken After Christopher Abbott Replaces Him in Wolf Man

Ryan Gosling fans voice their displeasure with the actor being replaced in Wolf Man

"No way, this can't happen": Ryan Gosling Fans Are Heartbroken After Christopher Abbott Replaces Him in Wolf Man

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  • Ryan Gosling will no longer play the iconic Universal monster in the upcoming horror film Wolf Man
  • Christopher Abbott was announced to replace Ryan Gosling in the titular role
  • Ryan Gosling fans are unhappy with the change and voiced their heartbreak on social media
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Actor Ryan Gosling’s every new project generates significant buzz amongst his fans, and the same was true for his involvement in the upcoming reboot of The Wolf Man. Gosling was expected to play the titular Universal monster. However, in a recent update regarding the project, fans were shocked and heartbroken to learn that Gosling will not be a part of the horror film.

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Moreover, actor Christopher Abbott was announced as his replacement, drawing a considerable wave of disappointment from Gosling’s fans, who were excited to see him tackle the classic monster. As a result, Ryan Gosling fans took to social media to voice their heartbreak over the news of the actor being replaced by Abbott.

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Christopher Abbott Replaces Ryan Gosling as Wolf Man

First appearing in the 1941 film of the same name, The Wolf Man is one of the popular Universal classic monsters. After the lukewarm response to the 2010 reboot and the failure of Universal’s Dark Universe, a new project featuring the character was announced to be in development in May 2020. At the time, Ryan Gosling was announced to star in the titular role.

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The project was stuck in development for nearly three years. While a recent update regarding the project’s status confirmed it was moving forward, it brought bad news for Gosling fans. As per the new report, Ryan Gosling is no longer set to lead the project. Instead, actor Christopher Abbott has been roped in to play the role of Wolf Man.

The Barbie star’s involvement in the upcoming horror film was a major reason for the hype around it. With Gosling no longer attached, the producers have replaced him with Christopher Abbott, whose performances in 2023’s The Crowded Room and Poor Things put the actor on the map. However, the role of Wolf Man could help Abbott further bolster his popularity.

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Ryan Gosling Fans Express Their Heartbreak on Social Media

After the news of Ryan Gosling being replaced by Christopher Abbott, fans of the former were surprised by the sudden change, especially since Gosling was attached to the project for nearly three years. Those expecting to see Gosling in a new avatar were left heartbroken as he was no longer in line to play Wolf Man. These heartbroken fans took to social media to voice their displeasure with the news of Gosling’s departure.

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Gosling fans are evidently unhappy with the change; some have even lost interest in the upcoming film. However, Gosling’s departure from the movie was likely due to scheduling conflicts. Gosling is still expected to receive an executive producer credit for Wolf Man, being produced by Blumhouse and Motel Movies. Leigh Whannell will direct the film, which is expected to release on October 25, 2024.

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Pratik Handore

Written by Pratik Handore

Pratik is a writer at FandomWire, with a content writing experience of five years. Although he has a Bachelors in Hospitality, his fascination with all things pop culture led him to writing articles on a variety of topics ranging from latest streaming releases to unheard movie trivia. When not writing, you can find him reading manga, or watching classic TV shows.