Earlier this summer at Comic-Con, Marvel confirmed that Ghost Rider is actually coming to ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when it returns for Season 4 this fall. There had been rumors of Ghost Rider's debut long before it was confirmed, but fans were surprised when it was revealed that Gabriel Luna is playing Robbie Reyes. Today we have our first official look at this new character, plus details from Gabriel Luna himself and executive producer Jed Whedon.
Entertainment Weekly debuted the first look photo featuring Gabriel Luna, with Jed Whedon revealing that Robbie Reyes will be a kid from East Los Angeles, like in the comics. We get a new look at the character showcasing his East L.A. roots in this new photo. Here's what the executive producer had to say below.
"As always, we are going to put our own spin on the character. We are staying true to the comics in the places where we feel like it's really important - we love the character's family dynamic and the East L.A. kid in him."
The introduction of this character comes a few years after Marvel got the rights back to the Ghost Rider character, along with Blade and The Punisher. The Punisher already debuted in Season 2 of Daredevil but now Ghost Rider is coming to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Here's what Jeph Loeb had to say in his statement about how the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown.
"It started out with a guy building a suit using science, and then we met aliens that are the origin of the myths behind some of our gods, and this year Doctor Strange comes out. We're opening it up even further to the world of things we don't totally understand, or as Thor says, 'Magic is science that we don't understand.' Well, we're getting into some very, very fancy science."
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 debuts Tuesday, September 20 in its new timeslot, 10:00 PM ET on ABC. The new season also will feature Jason O'Mara as the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Stay tuned for more details on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4. Until then, take a look at the new photo below.