Ghost Rider managed to be the breakout star of the most recent season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but what’s interesting is that the take is based on a newer character that’s taken on the identity – Robbie Reyes. Gabriel Luna, who portrays Reyes on the show, has revealed who he wants Marvel to hire to play the original Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze).
Omega Underground reported that Luna recently spoke at Phoenix Comic Con with regard to who should play Johnny Blaze, should he appear again in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Blaze has previously appeared on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a cameo, but only as the Spirit of Vengeance (who was also portrayed by Luna for motion-capture).
Luna stated that he’d like an actor who knows a thing or two about playing motorcycling bad-asses handle the character – Norman Reedus of Sons of Anarchy and The Walking Dead fame. Luna said he’d be interested in seeing the two Ghost Riders meet onscreen, and Reedus has previously expressed enthusiasm to the idea of playing the character before. It seems like a real no-brainer if Marvel can make this work out.
Discussions about a potential Ghost Rider series have popped up previously before, and Luna has joined Jon Bernthal (who plays the Punisher on Daredevil, and soon his own spin-off series) in calling for a Thunderbolts series that stars them both. Since reception toward Luna’s take on Robbie Reyes has been widely praised and the characters is a fan-favorite, it seems like seeing more of this character on television is a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return for its fifth season in January 2018 on its new time slot at Friday nights, 9/8c on ABC.
Source: Omega Underground