Ghost Rider’s Fiery Look for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Revealed

Ghost Rider's Fiery Look for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Revealed

After months of teasers, ABC finally revealed the hot official look for Ghost Rider in the fourth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Spirit of Vengeance himself stands before a fiery 1969 Dodge Charger.

Back in 2013 we mused what superheroes Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D would be able to encounter without breaking Marvel movie canon, and now we have our first majorly recognized superhero (or antihero?) featured prominently in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Executive producer Jeff Bell said this new character “opens up a whole different kind of storytelling for us.”

Considering Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s new, later timeslot at 10 p.m., we can expect that Ghost Rider’s introduction will cause the show to take a darker tone expected of the vengeance-focused antihero.

Without further ado, here is Robbie Reyes fully enflamed in front of his iconic ride, from Yahoo’s first look.

Ghost Rider's Fiery Look for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Revealed

Played by Gabriel Luna (Matador, True Detective), Robbie Reyes was born from the appropriately named All-New Ghost Rider series released in 2014.  This character is possessed by a Spirit of Vengeance different than the one that plagues the more recognizable rendition Johnny Blaze, portrayed by Nicholas Cage in the 2007 and 2012 movie adaptions of the comics.

In the comic books, Robbie Reyes works as a mechanic in East L.A. to support his mother and developmentally disabled brother. After a street race gone wrong, the Mexican American teen finds himself supposedly possessed by a Spirit of Vengeance. Ghost Rider Reyes is originally only interested in using his new-found demonic powers to win races, but eventually must come to a compromise with his blood-thirsty spirit passenger.

“We decided to go with the Robbie Reyes version of the character because he’s a newer comic, and also it would be interesting to bring in someone with that background into our dynamic of the show … We’re staying true to his circumstance. But as always with any property that we use, we’re taking our liberties with it,” said executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen.

We do know Robbie Reyes’ brother, Gabe, has been cast for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, but we’ll have to wait and see how large a role he and his superhero brother play in season four.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season four premieres Tuesday, September 20 at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.

All-New Ghost Rider comic series coming out in March

All-New Ghost Rider comic series coming out in March

Aside from his brief appearance in the”Fear Itself” series that came out in 2011 -which lasted only 10 issues – one of Marvel’s most iconic characters has unfortunately taken a back seat over the years, until now.

Writer Felipe Smith, also known for his Peepo Choo manga series, and artist Tradd Moore are teaming up in hopes of reenergizing the Ghost Rider character with the appropriately named “All-New Ghost Rider” series.

The new line of Ghost Rider comics will follow the high school senior Robbie Reyes, who will become the next vessel for the Spirit of Vengeance. The main villain of the series will be Dr. Calvin Zabo, also known as Mister Hyde, who uses his “Hyde” formula to turn himself into a superhumanly powerful being.

The concept of introducing the Spirit of Vengeance to an inexperienced youngster, whose surroundings are much different than the previous host’s was is really interesting. Johnny Blaze was cool, but the new direction they’ve taken is refreshing and will no doubt open up a lot of opportunities for the Ghost Rider character.

The new series will launch in March 2014.



Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (Movie) Review

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