Ghost Rider burned his way into the new season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the show has never felt livelier. Ghost Rider actor Gabriel Luna has revealed that the company is already laying down the foundations for future Ghost Rider stories.
Luna tells ComicBook.com that his character has received overwhelming support on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and he’d love to continue the ride in any medium possible.
“I don’t have a preference,” Luna says in regards to whether he would choose between a film project or television project for Ghost Rider. “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.” Either way, it sounds like Marvel believes Ghost Rider is meant for bigger things within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But Luna says the final form of a Ghost Rider standalone is still in the very early stages. “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.”
Gabriel Luna plays Robbie Reyes, the most recent incarnation of Ghost Rider created by Felipe Smith for the All-New Ghost Rider comic series. Replacing stunt rider Johnny Blaze, Reyes is a young man growing up in the rough neighborhoods of Los Angeles. One day, he is killed on his way to a street race and transformed into Ghost Rider through the spirit of vengeance. He is currently one of the few Marvel heroes who kills bad guys in the MCU.
His portrayal in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is highlighted by his intensity and the pure coolness of the character (flaming skulls are badass), and while a solo project might be far away, he still makes regular appearances on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Hopefully his character will continue to appear beyond the current season, or as Luna explains, “If they throw more episodes on my plate, I will do my best to do well with those stories as well.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 currently airs on ABC Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern.