New artwork imagines The Matrix star Keanu Reeves transforming into the Johnny Blaze version of Ghost Rider for the MCU.
It’s been some time since fans last saw Ghost Rider on the big screen, with Nicolas Cage’s version of the fiery hero getting a sequel back in 2011. Meanwhile, an obscured version of Johnny Blaze briefly appeared in a flashback to Robbie Reyes’ Ghost Rider origin during an early season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, so it’s definitely time for the hero to ride again in the MCU. While it’s a shame the solo Robbie Reyes series planned for Gabriel Luna never came to fruition, a big screen outing for Johnny Blaze with The Matrix 4 star Keanu Reeves would be easy to get behind.
A stunning concept design features Keanu Reeves with the iconic leather biker jacket as the MCU’s Ghost Rider. Since the MCU is focusing on mysticism through WandaVision, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and seemingly even Spider-Man 3, it’d be great to see Ghost Rider return to live-action. The artwork from digital artist ‘Erathrim’ on Instagram sees Reeves mid-transformation as the demonic hero, surrounded by chains and fire. It’d definitely be a good look for The Matrix 4 star. You can see it below.
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The Matrix and its two sequels collectively earned a total of $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss portrayed Neo and Trinity, respectively, in all three chapters of the film series, each of which were directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski.
Directed by Lana Wachowski from a script she co-wrote with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchel, the upcoming sequel, The Matrix 4 stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Eréndira Ibarra, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra, Andrew Caldwell, and Brian J. Smith.
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