In a longer version of the recent Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 promo that has been released on twitter, fans are introduced to the new Ghost Rider , Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) in the first bit of dialogue from the character.
In the comics, Robbie is a high-school student working as a mechanic at an auto body shop who lives with his developmentally disabled brother Gabe and seeks to get away from the dangerous, gang-riddled streets of East Los Angeles before he is possessed by the spirit of vengeance. It is unclear how close the series will stick to the source material in that regard.
While fans have seen a few glimpses of Ghost Rider already, this teaser has a few more shots of the character than previously shown (albeit still more of a tease). The promo also features an intense exchange between Ghost Rider and Quake (Chloe Bennet).
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The full trailer is expected to be released sometime this week as the series returns to small screen next week.
Ghost Rider was first played by Nicolas Cage as the adult Johnny Blaze and Matt Long as a teen.Cage reprised the role in a sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, released February 17, 2012 in 3-D. Here the character is recruited by a sect to save a boy named Danny from being possessed by Roarke (a form of Mephistopheles who is also his father) while fighting Blackout.
In May 2013, the film rights to Ghost Rider reverted to Marvel Studios from Sony Pictures, although it has been confirmed that there are no immediate plans to produce another film in the near future, it was announced that the Ghost Rider mantle would make its debut in the fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Marketing had teased at the introduction of the Spirit of Vengeance, and the studio confirmed via San Diego Comic-Con, that the Robbie Reyes incarnation of Ghost Rider will appear in the upcoming season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. He will be played by actor Gabriel Luna.
VENGEANCE COMES TO ‘MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ON THE SEASON FOUR PREMIERE ON ABC
Gabriel Luna Guest Stars as Robbie Reyes – aka Ghost Rider. In the season premiere episode, “The Ghost,” Ghost Rider is coming, and S.H.I.E.L.D will never be the same.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, Sept. 20 on ABC at 10 p.m./9 p.m. Central.