Ryan Gosling is taking lots of meetings this week, and in the war between Marvel and DC, a new battle has emerged: the battle over Ryan Gosling's soul. Gosling is being considered for not only the role of 'Doctor Strange,' but also for a part in DC's 'Suicide Squad' film, which, as it was announced earlier today, is being directed by David Ayer. And buried somewhere else in all this news: Gosling might also play Houdini.

THR reports that Gosling stepped out to take a bunch of meetings this week. In case you were not aware, the actor recently took some time out after we reached Peak Gosling Saturation, but after taking time out to direct a movie and successfully spawn, he's back -- and apparently he's ready to do something entirely different: he wants to play a superhero. Having a kid does that to you sometimes.

First: The actor has joined the ever-growing list of names for the role of Marvel's 'Doctor Strange.' We reported earlier today that the list now also includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto (again), Ethan Hawke, and Oscar Isaac. Yesterday, a rumor surfaced that Ewan McGregor was also on the list.

Also: Gosling is being eyed by DC and Warner Bros. to join the cast of 'Suicide Squad' for director David Ayer. Will Smith, Tom Hardy, and 'Wolf of Wall Street' star Margot Robbie are also considering offers.

Last: Gosling may potentially star in 'Houdini,' based on 'The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero,' set to be helmed by 'Galaxy Quest' director Dean Parisot. As you'll recall, the role of Houdini was previously set to be played by Johnny Depp, but his 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' schedule got in the way (also, the hats were not silly enough).

Up next for Gosling is a role in Shane Black's 'The Nice Guys' with Russell Crowe and a role in an untitled Terrence Malick project with Michael Fassbender and Christian Bale, which is currently in post-production.