We reported a couple of weeks ago that, while it looked like Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was teasing Ghost Rider with fiery chains on the SDCC bus (here), they probably weren’t at all as it was probably just a nod to Hellfire, who used similar chains and appeared in the third season.
Well, it seems the joke may be on us.
See, here’s the thing, a casting call for the show’s fourth season is looking for “a pair of Latino brothers. One is classified as “the most dangerous person in the room” and the other is “paralyzed in a wheelchair””.
Now, if like most of us, you’re only familiar with Ghost Rider being Johnny Blaze, then this may mean nothing to you. But, to the more comic book inclined, this seems to be hinting at Robbie and Gabe Reyes from the 2014 Marvel NOW! Ghost Rider series by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore.
In this series Ghost Rider was Gabe who owned the Hell-Charger, a hellfire imbued 1969 Dodge Charger and who becomes the Rider when he is killed in the car, linking man and machine as the new Ghost Rider.
Now, we’re very surprised to see Ghost Rider, whose rights were recently taken back by Marvel after Nicholas Cage tried not once but twice to take the character to the big screen. And failed miserably. Twice. The Rider has been rumoured to be set for the second phase of the Netflix MCU shows but it looks like SHIELD got to him first.
Mind you, we wouldn’t rule out seeing both versions of Ghost Rider in the MCU, just in different shows.
Or it may not be the case at all. Only time will tell.