In the weeks leading up to San Diego Comic-Con, there had been speculation that Ghost Rider would be coming to ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on ABC. Rumors started when an advertisement for the show featuring a flaming chain appeared on the side of some San Diego trains. While some dismissed this by claiming that an Inhuman named Hellfire that was introduced last season would simply be brought to the forefront of the series, Marvel Television confirmed at the con that the Spirit of Vengeance would indeed be coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to mingle with Agent Phil Coulson and his team. But with ’S.H.I.E.L.D.’ being so anchored in science, how will this more mystical hero mix in with the established mythology? The showrunners addressed that very topic in a recent interview.
Some time after their SDCC panel, executive producers Maurissa Tancheroen and Jed Whedon spoke with IGN about the arrival of Robbie Reyes on their show. Before revealing that “there will be no waiting for Ghost Rider” when Season Four begins, the duo shared that the new addition will connect the ABC series to ‘Doctor Strange’. Hear what they had to say in the video below:
Coulson and company have dealt with superhuman and aliens so far, but magic might bring things to a whole new level. And Ghost Rider definitely isn’t the only mystical being in this universe, so does this mean that the floodgates will be open to more demons, wizards, and mysterious artifacts? We’ll just have to wait and see what happens in September when ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ debuts in their new 10:00pm time slot.
What do you think about Ghost Rider connecting ‘Doctor Strange’ to ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’? Are there any mystical characters that you hope to see on the show or elsewhere in the MCU after Robbie Reyes, Stephen Strange, and (later on down the line) Danny Rand open the door for that sort of thing? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments.