Cosmic Ghost Rider Creator Donny Cates Debunks Marvel Movie Rumors

Writer Donny Cates recently debunked a report that claimed Marvel Studios have plans for Cosmic Ghost Rider in Phase Five.

Cosmic Ghost Rider creator Donny Cates  quickly stepped in to debunk a report claiming that Marvel Studios has plans in Phase Five for the bizarrely brilliant reinvention of Frank Castle. For those not familiar with Marvel Comics’ Cosmic Ghost Rider, here’s a crash course: In an alternate timeline the Punisher was killed when Thanos invaded Earth, before making a deal with Mephisto to become the Ghost Rider to get his revenge. When he returned, the Punisher also made an agreement to become the herald of Galactus, wandering the galaxy as the Cosmic Ghost Rider. And as amazing as that story would be to see on the big screen from Marvel, it’s not actually happening.

Donny Cates took to Twitter when a site claimed that Cosmic Ghost Rider is part of Marvel’s plans going forward, playing along to the idea before having to explicitly mention that he knew it was fake. He later mentioned that a Cosmic Ghost Rider movie is not impossible, but that he’d know about it if Marvel actually had plans. Take a look at his tweets debunking the site’s report about Marvel’s Phase Five below.

Although Gabriel Luna will be starring in a Ghost Rider series coming from Hulu, would you want to see Cosmic Ghost Rider on the big screen from Marvel Studios? Let us know in the comments.

Ghost Rider and Helstrom aren’t the only Marvel series coming to Hulu. The streamer is also developing another season of Marvel’s Runaways and recently announced a slew of animated programs for MODOK, Howard the Duck, Hit-Monkey and Tigra & Dazzler. These animated series will culminate in a crossover show titled The Offenders.

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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

English writer with a preference for all things Film, TV and Comic Book related.