Much to the surprise to many of the Marvel faithful, Ghost Rider has made his way into the MCU this year. The fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has focused heavily on the Spirit of Vengeance, but for the purposes of the show, Marvel TV decided to go with the lesser known Robbie Reyes version of the character. Gabriel Luna has so far been featured far more than viewers expected, with his flaming skull appearing at least once in each of the first six episodes of the season.
Although there were some that were apprehensive about the character being wasted on ABC, he has proven to be one of the best characters to ever be featured on the show. It is safe to say that people are interested in seeing much more of Robbie Reyes – and we too have argued that he is deserving of his own series. As it turns out, Marvel is already having the conversations about making Ghost Rider (the series) a reality.
Luna spoke to Comic Book about the possibilities that await his character. Ghost Rider may be currently appearing on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but it appears that there is real potential for him to appear elsewhere. Luna does not necessarily care how or where he gets to be Ghost Rider, but makes it sound as though the possibilities are endless:
I don’t have a preference. People talk about ‘Ah man he’d be great as a feature,’ which is [an] idea too… It could be in the cinema, it could live on Netflix, whatever it is.
Luna hoping to appear elsewhere is one thing, but Marvel apparently has already gone a step farther to develop deals to make a spin-off on ABC, a series on Netflix, or even a movie possible. He is happy on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. right now, but is taking it day by day to see what the future for the character is:
It’s been talked about, there’s definitely deals in place for that potential. But I just take it one day at a time. I have so much fun now I just want to make sure I get these episodes right. If they throw more episodes on my plate, I will do my best to do well with those stories as well.
The fact that Marvel is already discussing a bigger future for Ghost Rider is exciting news for viewers who have come to know and love the character on ABC. Luna could very well lead a series on ABC or Netflix, but there is even more possibilities outside of having a solo series.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recently teased that Johnny Blaze was the one to grant Robbie with his supernatural abilities; and given the reception to one Ghost Rider, putting a Ghost Rider team up series together would be something that would draw a fair amount of interest. He could also play into the Netflix corner of the MCU, especially since a Ghost Rider Netflix series was so heavily rumored before Luna got the role on S.H.I.E.L.D. instead.
Regardless of what medium he continues on in, it is clear that in just six episodes, Marvel has seen the reaction to Ghost Rider and want him to continue on. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a surprise early renewal earlier this year, and a fifth season is far from a certainty. No matter what happens in the show’s future, it sounds as though Ghost Rider’s role in the MCU is only beginning.
Source: Comic Book