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