Ghost Rider has officially arrived in the MCU.
Robbie Reyes made a splash at San Diego Comic-Con, but fans had to wait over a month to see Gabriel Luna's character in the flesh. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, the vengeance is finally here.
Reyes, the most recent version of the skeletal wheelman to hit comic book stands, is seen standing amidst the scrap metal strewn landscape of his mechanic world (see photo here).
"Season 4 will unquestionably be the series' biggest, most ambitious story yet, and it all begins with the introduction of one of our greatest legacy characters in Ghost Rider," executive producer Jeph Loeb said, according to Marvel. "When the Spirit of Vengeance rides into S.H.I.E.L.D., it'll change everything."
Just like Daisy and her Inhuman cohorts, Reyes' antics will find their way onto social media. Canonically tied up with the soul of Eli Morrow, the East Los Angeles native originally utilizes his powers to take on the gangs that plague his neighborhood. You can catch a glimpse of Ghost Rider's Dodge Charger in a found footage promo for season 4.
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Eventually, however, Reyes will learn that Eli is really his satanic, murderous uncle. It's still unclear whether or not Ghost Rider will ally himself with SHIELD, and this dark revelation will certainly cause problems down the line for Reyes. Nevertheless, it looks as if Agents of SHIELD will dive head first into the mystic on Sept. 20. After all, the premiere is called "The Ghost."
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," co-showrunner Jed Whedon told Entertainment Weekly. "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 SHIELD will air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.