Entertainment Weekly has published a first-look photo of Gabriel Luna as mechanic Robbie Reyes aka Ghost Rider. The character is coming to the fourth season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD TV show on, on ABC. Check it out, above. Last year, Luna starred as Paco Contreras on Wicked City, which was cancelled by ABC after just three episodes aired.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, and Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie.
Fans may remember Luna as soccer star Antonio “Tony” Bravo in the Matador TV series, which was cancelled by El Rey Network, after one season of 13 episodes, in 2014, even though it originally had been renewed for a second season.
Don’t forget, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is moving to a new timeslot. Season four premieres on ABC, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
Here is more from EW:
“As always, we are going to put our own spin on the character,” executive producer Jed Whedon tells EW. “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 Ghost Rider comes as the Marvel Cinematic Universe branches out into the strange and unexplained. “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,” Whedon says. “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.”
Executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen teases, “Our team will definitely be trying to science this guy with the flaming skull.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD TV series? Do you plan to watch the fourth season. Do you think Luna is well cast as Ghost Rider?