Ghost Rider On ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Is An Awful Idea

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UPDATE: It is now official that Ghost Rider will appear on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

San Diego Comic Con is around the corner and the trolleys are wrapped promoting the fourth season of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

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The blazing chain in the promotion is reminiscent of Ghost Rider and it would be an awful idea to introduce the character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on network television. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. started off as a cute idea but has since been a thorn in the side if the MCU by destroying the origin of the Inhumans. As a fan of Clark Gregg and Agent Coulson, I feel bad that he’s stuck in a wasteland of a show. If the ABC show was decent you would expect Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to reintroduce fan favorite Coulson back into the films, but that has yet to happen. Furthermore, with the addition of the MCU on Netflix the bar has been raised on the cinematic expectations on television and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just doesn’t make the cut.

There has been no official announcement from Marvel Studios that Ghost Rider will be introduced on the show, as comingsoon.net points out a Hellfire chain was the weapon of choice for the Secret Warriors‘ character J.T. James, aka Hellfire. James made his television debut, played by Axle Whitehead, on the series last year.

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Ghost Rider is a character that needs a Netflix series to properly introduce and understand the complexities of his world. Also, he’s a dark character by nature and to put him on ABC would an injustice far worst than Nicholas Cage as Johhny Blaze. Now that Marvel has the rights to the character, let us treat him with the respect and dignity that Ghost Rider deserves and keep him as far away from the abomination that is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

We are not sure where Mephisto’s film rights fall as his first appearance was in Silver Surfer #3 (December 1968), and Silver Surfer is controlled by 20th Century Fox.

If you are watching Robert Kirkman’s Outcast on Cinemax (and you should), the horror-religious element would be a perfect template for a Ghost Rider series on Netflix.

Do you want to see Ghost Rider on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or would you rather the character get its own Netflix series.

Watch the first episode of ‘Outcast.’

Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.

7 COMMENTS

  1. The only awful idea is whatever went through your head before typing up this terrible article.

    “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. started off as a cute idea but has since been a thorn in the side if the MCU by destroying the origin of the Inhumans.”

    Uh, no. That’s nonsense. As in, factually incorrect. AoS took the Inhuman origin straight from the comics. We got terrigenesis in a freaking live action TV show. That’s amazing.

    The show has been incredibly faithful to Inhumans. Just like the comics, there is the royal family, which the movie will be handling, and the more mutant-esque “Nuhumans,” which has been going on for a few years now. and AoS is handling.

    “If the ABC show was decent you would expect Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to reintroduce fan favorite Coulson back into the films, but that has yet to happen. ”

    No, more nonsense. Coulson isn’t in the films because more people will always watch movies than TV shows. A lot more. And seeing a character who was dead show up again randomly would confuse casual movie goers. (It would also be forced. With the story lines in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the ONLY time it would have remotely made sense for him to show up again would be a Civil War cameo.)

    That being said, it’s a silly reason and they said with Civil War and onward, they know they can’t write every movie for new people. I fully expect the TV shows to have a part in Infinity War.

    “and keep him as far away from the abomination that is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

    And finally, this biased crap is really the basis of your article. An abomination? Ridiculous hyperbole. The show started off very rough but got good in the second half of the first season. The second seasons is one of the best things in the MCU. The first half of season 3 is great as well. The second half was weak but it happens. We’ll see how season 4 is.

    Terrible article, terrible site.

  2. Marvel’s Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D is not a thorn in the side of the MCU. You are just butt-hurt that they changed the storyline of the Inhumans, but since Marvel has to deal with the “You can’t call them ‘Mutants”!” issue, AOS has done a fine job of giving the empowered an explanation that bypasses the issue and allows the story line to move forward and without having to bow to FOX or Sony. That is brilliance, not a wasteland. You need to learn to adapt yourself!

    • Thank you for reading the article.
      The point of the post is a discussion about where Ghost Rider should appear in the MCU (ABC, Netflix, Film). Also, Marvel Studios knew more people would know about Ghost Rider than Hellfire and this ad would be confusing.

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