Ghost Rider confirmed for Agents of SHIELD; vehicle revealed at Comic-Con 2016
After a month of speculation regarding the character’s involvement, it was finally confirmed today, during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, that one of Marvel’s best loved anti-heroes – Ghost Rider, will actually be appearing in the upcoming season of Agents of SHIELD.
“But which version of Ghost Rider will they use?” I hear you ask. Well, fear not – we have that information. Marvel have stated that the version of Ghost Rider that will be blazing across our screen shall be none other than Robbie Reyes.
Robbie Reyes is due to be portrayed by Gabriel Luna, whom viewers may recognise as Miguel Gilb from 2015’s True Detective, and will no doubt strike a cord with the audience during his stint on the show. Honestly, if the portrayal is well received, I would not be surprised to hear about a solo series for the character (fingers crossed, everybody).
Many people will likely be familiar with Ghost Rider due to 2007’s Ghost Rider film and its 2012 sequel which depicted the Johnny Blaze version of the character (played by Nicolas Cage). In that film, Johnny was driving the iconic blazing motorcycle; However, Robbie Reyes does not ride a motorcycle, no sir – he drives Dodge Charger, a rather spectacular muscle car. I know, I know, you really want to see his live action car now as well. One step ahead of you. Take a look at the video below, tweeted by the official Marvel Twitter account, which literally unveils the car that Robbie Reyes shall be driving.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 22, 2016
What do you think about this news, dear readers? Are you as excited as we are to see a new rendition of the Ghost Rider character on our screens? What are your thoughts on the character and casting choice? Let us know in the comments below.
Agents of SHIELD’s fourth season is due to premiere on Tuesday, 20th September on ABC.
Image credits: ABC, Marvel.