Character breakdowns for Marvel and Hulu’s upcoming Ghost Rider series starring Gabriel Luna have been revealed, teasing that the show will have supernatural plot elements.
Reporter Daniel Richtman (@DanielRPK) dropped a scoop sharing that four roles are currently being cast for Ghost Rider. Those roles’ names are listed as Watts, Pitt, Jacob and Donna and are members of a Texan family that are haunted by a demon and are helped by Gabriel Luna’s Ghost Rider.
A tentative logline for the series was also revealed in the scoop:
“Marvel’s Ghost Rider, also known as Robbie Reyes, is a quintessential antihero, consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon. Reyes lives on the Texas/Mexico border and when he unleashes the Rider, Robbie brings vengeance for the innocents he encounters, but struggles to control the power he wields.”
So according to this breakdown, it appears that Gabriel Luna’s Ghost Rider series will be exploring horror/supernatural elements more than much of the other current live-action Marvel Comics television series have. Given that the character debuted in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. first, we couldn’t get as much of an exploration in the horror genre given the constraints of that series but now that it will be focusing on Ghost Rider, the standalone series will have the opportunity to bring horror/supernatural elements to life.
What do you make of the character breakdown and logline for Gabriel Luna’s Ghost Rider? Sound off in the comments below!
Gabriel Luna made his debut as Robbie Reyes in the fourth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC. He played the character in nine season four episodes but did not appear in the show’s fifth season. According to the trade, Hulu’s take on Gabriel Luna’s Robbie Reyes won’t be connected to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. storyline.
In addition to the Ghost Rider project, Hulu has also ordered another live-action Marvel series titled Marvel’s Helstrom. Ghost Rider is being executive produced by Ingrid Escajeda, who will serve as showrunner. Paul Zbyszewski and Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb are also on board as executive producers.
Are you excited for Gabriel Luna’s return as Robbie Reyes? Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more updates on this series.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along 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.