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LOOK: “Agents of SHIELD” Shares First Ghost Rider Teaser

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LOOK: “Agents of SHIELD” Shares First Ghost Rider Teaser

At the conclusion of its “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Marvel rolled a brief clip of the standard S.H.I.E.L.D. logo, which burned red with heat and burst into flames. As the flames rolled back, and a flaming skull appeared — confirming longstanding rumors that Ghost Rider would appear on the show.

Following the reveal at the end of the panel, Marvel tweeted out the following image with the message, “This fall, Ghost Rider will ignite on Marvel’s #AgentsofSHIELD.”

It has since been confirmed that this incarnation of the classic character will be Robby Reyes, as had been rumored based on a casting call earlier this year. The show was reported as looking for “a pair of Latino brothers, one of whom is always the most dangerous person in the room, the other paralyzed in a wheelchair.” The latter description fits Robby’s younger brother, Gabe, though no announcement regarding his casting has been made.

In the comics, Reyes took up the Ghost Rider curse following a misunderstanding that resulted in being gunned down in the streets. He was revived by the ghost of Eli Morrow, his estranged uncle and Satanic serial killer. Permanently bonded with the Spirit of Vengeance, Robbie satiates Eli’s thirst for murder by killing only those with truly evil souls. When he is not in his transformed state, Robbie takes care of Gabe, his developmentally disabled brother, and attends high school. This iteration of the character swaps out Ghost Rider’s iconic motorcycle for a sleek black Dodge Charger.

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