We thought perhaps Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. might wait an episode or two to reveal Ghost Rider in all his fiery glory, but who needs patience in Season 4? The first official photo of Robbie Reyes transformed into the Spirit of Vengeance is here, and it’s … uh, it’s fine.
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Well, if we were hoping the addition of Ghost Rider and a 10:00 P.M. time slot would take Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a little darker, the first Season 4 footage will really light your fire. Ghost Rider is out for vengeance in the first footage, even attaching himself as a subtitle for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4.
It could be some time yet before any real Ghost Rider finally speeds through Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, but with a September 20 premiere fast approaching, we can barely keep from catching fire. See for yourself, as the first Season 4 premiere photos arrive with May, Mack, a pre-ghosting Ghost Rider and more.
It wasn’t long after Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 began casting a young mechanic and his brother with a disability that fans put together Robbie Reyes’ Ghost Rider joining the series. Now, just weeks before Season 4 debuts, our first synopsis for September premiere “The Ghost” reveals a Fear The Walking Dead star in a major Ghost-adjacent role.
Our first look at Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s take on Marvel’s Ghost Rider was curiously lacking in either ghosts or riding, but the ABC drama is starting to make up for it. A new “found footage” teaser catches the rider speeding away from the scene, and already making a name for himself.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has typically stuck with pared-down versions of its most outlandish comic characters, something the upcoming inclusion of Gabriel Luna’s Ghost Rider has built-in. As such, our first look at the new spirit of vengeance is neither spirit, nor vengeance-seeking, but sure looks like Gabriel Luna!
More often than not, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. makes use of Marvel characters the movies would never get around to. That’s why no one was particularly surprised that Season 4's introduction of Ghost Rider would use the less-familiar Robbie Reyes version over Johnny Blaze, but according to EPs, Blaze was at least on the table.
The divide between Marvel TV and movies has gotten a bit fuzzier over the years, to the point Alfre Woodard can play separate roles in Civil War and Luke Cage, but actors nonetheless show caution choosing their MCU role. Such was apparently the case for Breaking Bad guy Giancarlo Esposito, who turned down a Marvel TV role in the hopes of securing something on the big screen.
There’s something fishy at work with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, to introduce Jason O’Mara’s handsome, square-jawed mystery Director rather than give the job to characters we know. The first official Season 4 photo does little to abate that suspicion, featuring O’Mara’s mystery man looking … well, pretty much like Jason O’Mara.
Much has naturally been made of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. introducing a new Ghost Rider, perhaps overshadowing another notable Marvel mainstay teased in Season 3's finale. To wit, Galavant star Mallory Janson has joined Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 in a key role, but is she our first Life Model Decoy?