With Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ having cast Robbie Reyes as the new Ghost Rider, it was only a matter of time before they were going to cast his younger brother Gabe and Lorenzo James Henrie (‘Fear the Walking Dead‘,’Star Trek’) has landed the part. While Henrie has had a breakout role fighting off the undead and slowly turning into a sociopath in a zombie apocalypse recently, this will take his acting skills in a completely different direction. Gabe is what truly gives Robbie his soul and makes him grow up to be a morally adjusted young man in a world where turning to crime is almost a way of life.
In his original comic form, Gabe is a younger kid who is confined to his wheelchair and Robbie spends almost all of his time trying to keep his brother in good spirits and taken care of. In fact, it is an effort to win money that can make their lives better which causes Robbie to enter a race that tragically ends with his being possessed by an evil spirit and causes him to be a new form of Ghost Rider.
With Lorenzo being a slightly older actor than Gabe would have been in the comics and the showrunners saying that his origin would be slightly different this time around, I feel it is still safe to say that his devotion to his brother will likely end up being somewhat the same.
For those looking to find out a little more about Robbie Reyes and his relationship to his younger brother you can check out an introduction to the character here:
Clearly, Robbie lives for his brother and I think that will be one of the most important parts to include in the series when they introduce him.
Are you looking forward to seeing Lorenzo James Henrie expanding his acting chops on Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’? Do you feel that he’ll be the motivation that gets Robbie into trouble and helps his moral compass stay on course int he series? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 4 Synopsis:
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns with a vengeance for the fourth exciting season in an all-new time period, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson and the rest of the team were driven more than ever to put an end to the Hydra organization. Little did they know that they were up against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced – an extremely powerful Inhuman, Hive, who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward. The team was able to thwart and kill Hive and take down Hydra, but they are all still mourning the death of fellow agent and Inhuman Lincoln Campbell.
In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack, and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. Agent May is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz and Simmons have taken a big step forward in their relationship. In the season premiere episode, “The Ghost,” Ghost Rider is coming, and S.H.I.E.L.D will never be the same.
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