Ghost Rider’s involvement in the ABC program was first suspected when teaser art for it’s upcoming season released last month featured a chain very similar to the one associated with the character. Now, Marvel Entertainment has confirmed that the comics’ spirit of vengeance will appear in the form of Robbie Reyes, the most recent version of the hero who will be portrayed by Gabriel Luna. Ghost Rider’s entry onto Agents of SHIELD will also trigger what Executive Producer Jeph Loeb describes as “the series’ biggest, most ambitious story yet”:
First appearing in 2014’s All-New Ghost Rider #1 from Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore, Robbie Reyes is a young mechanic living in Los Angeles possessed by the Spirit which he uses against the local gangs and to win street races. He also went up against a villain previously found in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Mr. Hyde.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrianne Palicki as Agent Bobbi Morse, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell.
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