Big news for Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D and Ghost Rider fans alike. Ghost Rider, the Spirit of Vengeance, is making his way into the aforementioned show.
At Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Comic-Con panel it was confirmed that Ghost Rider will be in season 4 of the show. Casual comic book fans may know Ghost Rider as Jonny Blaze or Daniel Ketch. This version of Ghost Rider is Robbie Reyes and will be played by Gabriel Luna. Unlike the Nicolas Cage rendition of the character, Luna doesn’t drive a Motorcycle, he drives a customized Dodge Charger.
So who is Robbie Reyes ?
Many who aren’t familiar with the character might want ask themselves who the character is. In short summary, Reyes was first introduced in All-New Ghost Rider in 2014 as a high school student in East Los Angeles. He works at a auto body shop and lives with his brother Gabe Reyes. Living in a crime infested neighborhood, Robbie enters in a street race hoping to use the prize money to get him and his younger brother out of that neighborhood. Approaching victory, gang members pursued him in attempts to sabotage his chances at winning. Cornered into a dead end, Robbie was shot to death. The members of the gang took an unknown substance that had been hidden in his car and attempted to burn the evidence including Robbie’s body. Unfortunate for the gang members, Robbie was possessed by a man named Eli Morrow, transforming Reyes into a new Ghost Rider. The Ghost Rider gave chase and managed to take out some of the attacker. Eli Morrow then introduces himself to Robbie and says he had been killed by mobsters. Eli offers to help Robbie clean up his neighborhood in exchange for helping Eli avenge his death. Eli is later revealed as Robbie’s estranged uncle, a Satanic serial killer who kidnapped and murdered at least 37 people in rituals before being fatally shot by police in 1999. Later on it would be revealed that Eli pushed Robbie’s mother down the stairs while she was pregnant with Gabe, causing Gabe to suffer some disabilities. In addition to confronting Mr. Hyde and his criminal underworld, Robbie and Eli fight for dominance over Robbie’s body. Robbie eventually permanently bonds with Eli and agrees to sate Eli’s thirst for murder by killing people with evil souls.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D season 4 is slated to Air Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10:00-11:00 PM, on ABC Network.