“The rumors were confirmed today at Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Comic-Con 2016 panel: Ghost Rider is coming to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4! Here’s everything you need to know about Marvel’s oft-misunderstood antihero:
Casual audiences are pretty familiar with Ghost Rider by now, thanks to the two movies starring Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze. But comic book readers will know that Blaze is one of many Ghost Riders who have raced their way across the Marvel Universe. Blaze is pretty much the quintessential Ghost Rider in terms of look, powers, origin story and prominence in the comics. He’s the death-defying stunt racer who sold his soul to save a loved one and is now cursed to roam the highways and punish the wicked.
However, there have been several heirs to the Ghost rider mantle over the years. Blaze was replaced by a new character called Danny Ketch for much of the 1990’s. More recently, Marvel introduced a female Ghost Rider named Alejandra. Even the original Ghost Rider, a Wild West vigilante who rode a horse and dressed all in white, has been incorporated into the larger mythology (though he’s now known as Phantom Rider). Robbie Reyes is just the latest addition to that mythology.
The fact that there are so many different Ghost Riders makes the character’s inclusion in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. such a natural fit. There’s nothing stopping Netflix from commissioning a Ghost Rider series featuring Johnny Blaze or Marvel Studios bringing the character back to the big screen. If anything, introducing multiple Ghost Riders in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would just help increase the interconnectivity among these different projects…”