The spirit of vengeance is headed to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this season and now we’ve got a look at him in all his fiery glory. For those wondering, that is Gabriel Luna as Robbie Reyes, the latest version of Ghost Rider that travels in a supped up 1969 Dodge Charger instead of a motorcycle. Don’t worry though, the flames, chains and vengeance are all there and Ghost Rider is set to bring havoc to those deserving getting their just due.
Here’s a closer look at that sweet ride.
Now let’s look at Robbie Reyes with and without the spirit of vengeance and that flaming skull.
Yahoo TV talked with Jeff Bell, executive producer on the series and had this to report:
Ghost Rider “opens up a whole different kind of storytelling for us,” says S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeff Bell. Not only is it the most well-known Marvel character they’ve ever had on the show, but it’s someone whose “origins present themselves as supernatural.” That’s not just a leap for the show, which exists mostly in a world of “spies and agents”; it’s a leap for the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Before we see Doctor Strange on the big screen in November, Ghost Rider will be laying out the rules for mysticism in the MCU.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. moves to a 10PM time slot this season, which might open up the series to some more adult themes. The show left off with a six month time jump that found Daisy on the run, Coulson no longer the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Inhumans popping up everywhere. If you’re a little hazy on where the series sits, here’s Marvel’s wrap up and set up for season four!
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns with a vengeance for the fourth exciting season in an all new time period, Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. ET. In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the team were driven more than ever to put an end to the Hydra organization. Little did they know that they were up against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced–an extremely powerful Inhuman, Hive, who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward. The team was able to thwart and kill Hive and take down Hydra, but they are all still mourning the death of fellow agent and Inhuman, Lincoln Campbell.
In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director (Jason O’Mara) to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack (Henry Simmons), and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. They have been trying to track down and capture Daisy (Chloe Bennet), aka Quake, who has gone rogue in an attempt to atone for sins from the past. But with the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new Director has no qualms about taking her down for good. Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) have taken a big step forward in their relationship. But with Simmons’ new promotion as Special Advisor to the Director in Science and Technology, Fitz, as well as her former team members, finds it hard to confide in or trust her since she’s now the Director’s confidant.
Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) will roar into the lives of Agent Coulson and the team as a junkyard mechanic who can turn on a dime into the terrifying Ghost Rider. Will Robbie be a friend or foe to S.H.I.E.L.D.–as well as the world, itself? Meanwhile, Fitz discovers that socially awkward genius and friend Dr. Radcliffe (John Hannah) has started putting the finishing touches on a new, secret invention.