Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is seeking to shake things up in its fourth season with the addition of the All-New Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes and teasers abound, but until Comicbook posted these hot new images, the Ghost Rider hadn’t been seen in full form.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has seen a fair bit of success, but the Ghost Rider character has certainly seen his fair share of ups and downs. The new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. character has passed down the mantle of Ghost Rider down since the late ’60s.
Ghost Rider, prior to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, had two theatrical releases with Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. However, both were panned by critics, but still maintain a following of Ghost Rider and Nicholas Cage fans.
Every fan was begging for new on-screen material ,though, many hoped for a Netflix show with the rest of Marvel’s TV line-up. The most popular Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, was mostly seen as tarnished by the past two films. So, a new on-screen characterization was not to be for some time,
Enter the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ghost Rider, during the Marvel Now! line of comics, an “All-New” Ghost Rider came onto the scene with his super charged Dodge Charger. Though he was technically successor of Carter Slade, Johnny Blaze, and Danny Ketch, he did not carry the “Spirit of Vengeance.”
Robbie Reyes was possessed by the spirit of a dead gangster that has some interesting connections to him, and though it deviated from the typical Ghost Rider lore, Johnny Blaze did make an appearance towards the end of its run.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. picked up the All-New Ghost Rider some time after his run had been cancelled, but shortly after his Marvel Secret Wars Ghost Racers title had just completed.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will hopefully make the best use of the character, though they will be utilizing their “own version” of the Ghost Rider. Fans are likely crossing their fingers and praying to whatever they believe in that this will not kill of the character for another decade or so.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4’s debut episode “Ghost” will premiere September 20, 2016.
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