In a recent interview, Clark Gregg spoke about bringing the Ghost Rider character to the show and making sure that it’s done properly. He certainly has a point when bringing up the previous ‘Ghost Rider‘ films.
“I was really excited especially when I knew they were talking about doing the Robbie Reyes one by Felipe Smith. I’d seen some of those and they were kinda bad ass and just a great reinvention of the character. In a way that ‘Ghost Rider’ writers were going to work on our show, I think that’s the version that works for us. Plus they made two Johnny Blaze movies, let’s try something different now.”
When it comes to the actual performance of both the Ghost Rider and Robbie Reyes, Clark Gregg had nothing but praise for Gabriel Luna. Even if he was a little nervous before the show premiered.
“Gabe’s amazing and doing an amazing job. Frankly, we were all really nervous. Because once in a while Gabriel’s able to turn his head into a blazing skull, but most of that happens with CGI after the show. None of us had seen what the effect was going to look like until the premiere. There’s a reality that we build in our show of Inhumans, powered people and dealing with the Sokovia Accords. And all of a sudden we’re heading a whole different element to it which is more of the magic… Strange part of the Marvel Universe.”
He even went on to talk about the individuality that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. embraces and uses to it’s advantage when pulling things from the rich Marvel Comics history.
“There’s deep cuts of the Marvel Universe that we get to play around with and play around with. This season seems like another one of those. There’s already been this set up of Life Model Decoys which we haven’t seen yet. There’s fun stuff that we’re going to get to do. I don’t think that magical ghost part of Ghost Rider is going to be the end of it.”
So if ‘Ghost Rider’ isn’t the end of it… What’s next?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday nights at 10/9c.