As I'm sure many of you know, San Diego Comic-Con is currently on going. What that means for us nerds is a whole lot of new stuff to geek out over. I recently broke down who the Iron Fist is in Marvel's upcoming Netflix show following his teaser trailer yesterday, but today another Marvel TV show just got a whole lot more interesting. Ever since the heartbreaking finale of Season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans have been wondering what we can expect from the next season of the hit ABC show. What new heroes might we be seeing? What big villain will be featured following the downfall of Hive? Today, perhaps two of those questions have been (sorta) answered.
Ghost Rider Confirmed For Season 4!
Don't worry, Nicholas Cage will not be returning to portray the famed motorcycle enthusiast. After two rather unsuccessful movies, Marvel is now set to feature a different iteration of the character altogether after regaining the rights to the character. For some eagle-eyed fans out there, the news that broke today was hinted at a long time ago. Ghost Rider's iconic fiery chains had been seen on buses and trains around towns and some fans had been able to piece together the puzzle pieces to correctly guess that everybody's favorite hothead would be gracing our small screens in the near future.
Other people, however, didn't want to seem to eager to see another iteration of Ghost Rider and simply said that those chains must belong to Inhuman villain Hellfire who used a similar chain in one of the episodes in Season 3. Now that all those rumors have been put to rest, let's get to know our new Ghost Rider!
It Will Be The Marvel NOW! Version Of Robbie Reyes
Hailing from the new Marvel NOW comics, Roberto "Robbie" Reyes is a Mexican-American high schooler from Los Angeles, California. Unlike the classic Johnny Blaze incarnation of the Ghost Rider, Robbie drives a black muscle car that resembles a Dodge Charger. A little background on Robbie: After a misunderstanding that led to his death, Robbie was offered a second chance by the ghost of his satanic serial killer uncle, Eli Morrow. Like all other Ghost Riders, Reyes became permanently attached to the Spirit of Vengeance and only kills those with a truly evil soul to feed his uncle's thirst for blood. When Robbie isn't out killing people who deserve to be killed, he's going to school or taking care of his disabled brother, Gabe.
Earlier in the year, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was looking to cast "a pair of Latino brothers, one of whom is always the most dangerous person in the room, the other paralyzed in a wheelchair." This description clearly fits with our new Ghost Rider and his brother, Gabe. There hasn't been any news yet confirming who will be portraying Gabe, but we do know who will be having his head lit on fire for the flaming new season of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Gabriel Luna Has Been Cast As Ghost Rider
Although he doesn't have a long list of credits to his name, Gabriel Luna has the potential to make it big as Robbie Reyes. Having previously worked on the television shows Wicked City, Matador, and a brief stint on True Detective, Luna has proved he has what it takes to take on the intense heat of a show entering its fourth season right of the heels of an explosive Season 3. Luna might not be known to many people, but once we see him in action as the new Ghost Rider, I'm sure that is all set to change.
That's the latest news from this year's SDCC, but as with every year, I'm sure there is more to come! Marvel has really stormed the internet with all the awesome new information. From the sizzling teaser trailers for Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the Defenders to the news of Ghost Rider's flaming entrance into the MCU, fans just can't get enough! Now to satisfy your hunger for more Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. enjoy this epic introduction to the Spirit of Vengeance (or just go binge watch the show again on Netflix).