New ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ trailers show Ghost Rider in action

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s fourth season is making an abrupt turn by introducing Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes, an undead car mechanic with a flaming skull for a head. Kind of a new situation for a show that previously felt like a mashup between NCIS and the X-Men.

Marvel shared its first photos of Gabriel Luna as Robbie Reyes a couple of weeks ago, including one image with the full flame-skull head. Now we get to see him in action in the season’s first trailers, plus plenty of action from Reyes’ fiery demon car.

The latest trailer sets a new tone for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., with Daisy facing up to Ghost Rider’s vigilante vengeance.

It looks like the show is taking Ghost Rider’s supernatural status at face value, but we can’t help but wonder if they’ll try to give him a scientific explanation, or possibly recast Robbie Reyes as an Inhuman. We hope not, because it’s probably better to leave a flaming skull dude unexplained.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor