Jeph Loeb says, "When you get to see how Ghost Rider is finally presented, you won't believe that level of special effects can be achieved on television. - From CBR.com
Instead of Johnny Blaze — Marvel’s first Ghost Rider, played by Nicolas Cage in the two maligned “Ghost Rider” films — or Danny Ketch, it’s Robbie Reyes, first introduced to Marvel Comics in 2014 by creators Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore.
A violent antihero driving a Dodge Charger with a flaming skull for a head may not seem like a natural fit for a show nominally rooted in the world of espionage, but for Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb, Ghost Rider is a prefect fit for “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Speaking to CBR on Monday night at a premiere event in Los Angeles, Loeb said that Ghost Rider fits right in with the S.H.I.E.L.D.
mission statement of locating and dealing with the strange and dangerous — and Robbie Reyes, played by Gabriel Luna, is about as strange and dangerous as they come.
The addition of Ghost Rider to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is clearly not a small thing — his name’s been added on the logo in the marketing for this season, even — how major of a presence is he in season four?
It is funny that people say they don’t see it as a natural thing that they would go to — the truth of the matter is, S.H.I.E.L.D., from the very beginning, when they were asked what it is that they do, it is to look at the strange, the unusual, the weird in the Marvel Universe.