We know Marvel has been considering more TV series, and we’ve already heard of some of them: The Punisher on Netflix, The Runaways on Hulu, Cloak and Dagger on Freeform, and Damage Control on ABC. There were plans awhile ago to also spin off the character of Mockingbird, but they continuously fell through. Might Ghost Rider prove to be the better source on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to expand with a separate series?
During an interview with ComicBook.com, actor Gabriel Luna, who portrays the Spirit of Vengeance on the small screen, confirmed there have been discussions of developing a Ghost Rider solo series — or even a movie of some kind. He said:
“It’s been talked about, there’s definitely deals in place for that potential. But I just take it one day at a time. I have so much fun now I just want to make sure I get these episodes right. If they throw more episodes on my plate, I will do my best to do well with those stories as well.”
Luna remarked earlier in the discussion, “I don’t have a preference. People talk about, ’Ah man he’d be great as a feature,’ which is [an] idea, too…It could be in the cinema, it could live on Netflix, whatever it is.”
It was an unexpected choice for Marvel to include Ghost Rider on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when the character’s darker leanings seem more aligned with the Defenders line-up on Netflix. Should the story of Robbie Reyes move over to the streaming platform, it’d make for a nice reminder that all these shows and movies are still connected. After everything we keep hearing about the not-so-shared shared universe, it’d be fun to see how Reyes fairs against the likes of Frank Castle and Matt Murdock.