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.
— Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (@AgentsofSHIELD) September 14, 2016
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.