AGENTS OF SHIELD

Along came a Rider

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - 2016 Tv Preview - Richard Ed­wards

SEA­SON 4 US BROAD­CAST ABC from 20 Septem­ber UK BROAD­CAST E4, TBC

re­turn­ing SHOW! While Mar­vel is con­quer­ing all be­fore it on both the big screen and net­flix, the network TV branch of the MCU is find­ing life rather more chal­leng­ing. Fol­low­ing the can­cel­la­tion of

Agent Carter and the de­ci­sion not to pick up Mock­ing­bird spin-off Mar­vel’s Most Wanted,

Agents Of SHIELD now finds it­self the only MCU show left stand­ing on ABC – and it’s been rel­e­gated to a later times­lot.

the best way to save the day? Call for a heavy­weight comic book icon, a char­ac­ter who – al­beit in a dif­fer­ent in­car­na­tion – has al­ready head­lined two movies: ghost rider.

“We weren’t given a list of char­ac­ters [we could use],” says SHIELD’s co-showrun­ner Jeff Bell. “SHIELD’s orig­i­nal mis­sion was al­ways to find the un­usual, the un­ex­pected, and then clas­sify it and see whether or not it needed to be con­tained. So whether that was the in­hu­mans or a char­ac­ter with a flaming skull, it gives us an op­por­tu­nity to get into a world we’ve never seen be­fore.”

While the two ni­co­las Cage ghost rider movies cen­tred on Johnny Blaze, here we’ll see the rob­bie reyes ver­sion of the char­ac­ter, with SHIELD new­comer gabriel Luna the man get­ting his skull set on fire.

“[in the au­di­tions] he had a great strength and in­ten­sity,” Mar­vel TV boss Jeph Loeb tells SFX. “But also, when you needed it, there was a ‘vul­ner­a­ble-ness’ where you go, ‘Oh, there’s some­thing else go­ing on be­hind this guy,’ as op­posed to just an in­tense vengeance theme. there’s a hu­man­ity, and we re­ally love the con­trast of that.”

Ghost Rider has one fiery tem­per.

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