We’ve known Ghost Rider was coming to Agents of SHIELD for a while now and we finally have our first look at him before he’s all flamey and of his car in action.
Yes, we wrote car.
EW has published the above image of Gabriel Luna as the Rider and if you scroll past the synopsis for season 4 of SHIELD below, you’ll see a ‘found footage’ piece of viral footage of the character in the show.
“As always, we are going to put our own spin on the character,” executive producer Jed Whedon told EW.
“We are staying true to the comics in the places where we feel like it’s really important — we love the character’s family dynamic and the East L.A. kid in him.”
Luna will be playing the Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider rather than the familiar Johnny Blaze version from the comics.
Reyes first appeared in 2014’s All-New Ghost Rider #1 from Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore, a series that only ran for 12 issues: “Because there is so little material on him right now, a lot of the show is going to be expanding the Ghost Rider canon,” Luna said.
“That’s really cool. It’s all me. It’s all on me.”
Are you looking forward to this version of Ghost Rider? Or do you think the character should have been used elsewhere? Let us know…
In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack, and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. They have been trying to track down and capture Daisy, aka Quake, who has gone rogue in an attempt to atone for sins from the past. But with the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new Director has no qualms about taking her down for good. Agent May is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz and Simmons have taken a big step forward in their relationship. But with Simmons’ new promotion as Special Advisor to the Director in Science and Technology, Fitz, as well as her former team members, finds it hard to confide in or trust her since she’s now the Director’s confidant.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrianne Palicki as Agent Bobbi Morse, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell.
— Agents of SHIELD (@AgentsofSHIELD) September 4, 2016