“How Ghost Rider Will Alter Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Scope in Season 4”

“For the past two seasons, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been dabbling in the world of the Inhumans, exploring the ways in which an organization like S.H.I.E.L.D. responds to the sudden emergence of a population suddenly imbued with fantastic powers and abilities. The show even went so far as to acknowledge that two of its primary characters – Daisy (née Skye) and Lincoln – were among those transformed by the Terrigen Mists, becoming Quake and Sparkplug, respectively. The emergence of the Inhumans proved to be a boon for the series in seasons 2 and 3, granting audiences entrance into a corner of the Marvel Universe that has yet to be seen on the big screen (and won’t be seen for the foreseeable future), but after the events of last season’s finale, and what was teased in the epilogue, it may be time to put the Inhumans on the back burner for the time being as AoS gets ready to explore another facet of the MCU.

As it turns out, that facet will be Marvel’s underexplored mystical side, as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. prepares to welcome the All-New Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes, into the fold. Long before he was officially announced, there was speculation that the spirit of vengeance was coming to TV, when advertising ahead of SDCC 2016 jumped the gun by emblazoning public transportation with a flaming chain and the AoS logo. Then a casting call all but named Reyes directly, which led to some on-point speculation that the flaming skull of Ghost Rider and his muscle car would play a part in season 4.

All of this speculation was eventually confirmed with a big reveal during the Agents panel at Comic-Con. Afterward, the cast and producers of the series sat down to answer a few questions about the upcoming season, and to explore what kind of role Ghost Rider will play now that S.H.I.E.L.D. has a new director, Coulson is a mere agent again, and Daisy has gone rogue…”



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