Just in case you haven’t heard, this season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will feature Ghost Rider. After months of teases, Yahoo has now released a first look at the character as he will appear on the popular ABC program:
Ghost Rider “opens up a whole different kind of storytelling for us,” says S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeff Bell. Not only is it the most well-known Marvel character they’ve ever had on the show, but it’s someone whose “origins present themselves as supernatural.” That’s not just a leap for the show, which exists mostly in a world of “spies and agents”; it’s a leap for the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Before we see Doctor Strange on the big screen in November, Ghost Rider will be laying out the rules for mysticism in the MCU.
Ghost Rider’s appearance also coincides with the show’s move to 10 p.m., which Chloe Bennett — who plays Daisy — says means a season thats “darker and sexier” than anything that’s come before. “If anyone’s familiar with the Robbie Reyes version of Ghost Rider,” she says, they know that the show will have to deal with issues of vengeance, penance, the line between good and evil, and who deserves to die. “These massive themes [are] being threaded throughout our season.”
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC on September 20th at 10 p.m.