HOLY CRAP! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kind of fell off our radar a few seasons ago, but now it looks like we’re going to have to catch up, as the Spirit of Vengeance-Ghost Rider is coming to the show! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season four will introduce the character, and we can’t help but think that this is just the beginning.
Check out the Comic Con teaser below!
“Season 4 will unquestionably be the series’ biggest, most ambitious story yet, and it all begins with the introduction of one of our greatest legacy characters in Ghost Rider,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “When the Spirit of Vengeance rides into S.H.I.E.L.D., it’ll change everything”
While many know Ghost Rider as the motorcycle riding spirit of vengeance, with chains, bad attitude and Johnny Blaze, this version will be a little update. This version will be the newest incarnation of the character, Robbie Reyes. Instead of the motorcycle, Reyes uses a souped up Dodge Charger to win street races against local gangs. He’s also a mechanic from LA, and not at all like the other ghost riders you know from the movies.
Let’s go over what you need to know about this Ghost Rider:
- There is more than one Ghost Rider-There have been tons of Ghost Riders all over history, all doing the Devil’s work. The most popular is Johnny Blaze, portrayed by Nicolas Cage in the films. The comics have several different versions, including a female version, an Old West version, and a few others. Each has their own unique look and story
- Reyes hasn’t signed a deal with the Devil- Instead of a pact with the Devil, Reyes has a car that is possessed by the spirit of Eli Morrow, who is permanently bonded to the car, and is seeking vengeance against the gang members who shot him down.
- No Flaming Skull- While this could change, Robbie doesn’t transform into the tormented soul…instead he wears a motorcycle helmet. While that seems a bit lame, it actually works perfectly for not only television, but it also saves Robbie from having the pain of his flesh devoured every single time.
- Robbie has a brother- The initial accident that causes Robbie to transform into Ghost Rider happens because he is street racing to earn enough money to move him and his brother Gabe out of the gang infested hood they live in. Robbie has such a bond with Gabe that it keeps him from being consumed by vengeance and hatred. It is one of the best things about the book, and we can hope that it blends into the series
- He battles Skye’s Father- In the series, Skye’s father is Calvin Zabo. In the comics, he transforms into Mr. Hyde. Robbie has had battles with him in the comics. It stands to reason that we’ll see Kyle McLachlin back as Zabo, and though he was left in a pretty good place, we could see him revert back.
- There could be more Ghost Riders- The beautiful thing about going with this version of Ghost Rider is that it leaves the door open for more Ghost Rider series. We could see a Netflix show based on one version of him, with a return to the big screen using Johnny Blaze. The possibilities are endless!