The Fall Guy Secretly Beat Barbie To The Best Version Of Ryan Gosling

The new Super Bowl trailer for The Fall Guy showcases Ryan Gosling’s natural comedic abilities as the action comedy offers his funniest role in years.

Summary

  • Gosling’s comedic brilliance shines in The Fall Guy trailer, continuing his momentum from Barbie.
  • The film embraces self-aware humor and satirizes the idealized notion of a Hollywood stuntman.
  • Fans of Gosling’s lighthearted roles will be thrilled to see him fully explore his comedic abilities in The Fall Guy.



The new Super Bowl trailer for The Fall Guy reveals Ryan Gosling at his potentially peak comedic level. After receiving widespread unbiased criticism for portraying Ken in 2023’s Barbie, Gosling went on to receive his third acting nomination at the upcoming 96th Academy Awards. Gosling was one of the main attractions of the star-studded highest-grossing movie of 2023, but his new look in The Fall Guy’s latest trailer hints that the best characterization of the celebrated actor may still be yet to come.

Gosling has solidified himself as one of the most sought-after working actors in Hollywood, having been nominated for Best Actor twice for Half Nelson (2006) and La La Land (2016). His Barbie follow-up The Fall Guy will see him playing Hollywood stuntman Colt Seavers alongside Emily Blunt, Hannah Waddingham, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The Fall Guy is based on the 1980s television series of the same name created by Glen A. Larson, a prolific primetime TV showrunner. The action comedy is set to premiere on May 3, 2024.



The Fall Guy Trailer Shows How Much It’s Embracing Ryan Gosling’s Comedic Side

Gosling is continuing his funny guy momentum from 2023’s
Barbie
, offering a break from some of his more serious roles as a talented dramatic actor.


The Fall Guy Super Bowl trailer reveals that Gosling is continuing his funny guy momentum from 2023’s Barbie, offering a break from some of his more serious roles as a talented dramatic actor. The Fall Guy trailer feels like it’s channeling some of its energy from the self-reflexive Hollywood comedy Tropic Thunder, offering a behind-the-scenes look at blockbuster filmmaking while clearly making a few jabs at itself. This self-aware humor was seen throughout his celebrated performance as Ken in Barbie.

Gosling’s Colt looks to glorify and satirize the idealized notion of a classic Hollywood stuntman for the first time since Brad Pitt’s stuntman character Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019). Gosling’s previous dramatic/comedic hybrid roles, most notably in The Nice Guys (2016) and The Big Short (2015), proved some time ago that Gosling could thrive as a Hollywood funnyman while also drawing serious leading man appeal.


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Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers in The Fall Guy.

Gosling seems to be leaning more heavily into his comedic abilities in The Fall Guy than he was required to in Barbie. This is great news for fans of his more lighthearted roles such as Holland March in Shane Black’s The Nice Guys who have been wondering what’s taken Gosling so long to sink his teeth into a purely comedic role again. While Ken certainly has funny moments in Barbie, The Fall Guy is rooted more foundationally in the action comedy genre and should demonstrate Gosling’s comedic genius in ways that Barbie did not.


The Fall Guy Movie Poster with Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt

The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy is an action thriller from Bullet Train and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. Ryan Gosling stars as a stuntman who is forced to find a missing movie star, investigate a conspiracy, and repair his relationship with the love of his life. The film was written by Drew Pearce and inspired by the 1980s TV series of the same name.

Release Date
May 3, 2024

Director
David Leitch

Writers
Drew Pearce

Studio(s)
Universal Pictures , Entertainment 360 , 87North Productions

Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures