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

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' returns next week with a supernatural new tone.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Posted on Sep 15, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 12:31 am CDT

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.

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*First Published: Sep 15, 2016, 9:48 am CDT