The Marvel Cinematic Universe has plenty of magical and supernatural beings on the way with Doctor Strange’s debut in November and Ghost Rider’s debut in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tonight, but they may not be stopping there.
On a promotional tour for the Marvel show’s fourth season, Gabriel Luna (who plays Robbie Reyes, better known as Ghost Rider) may have dropped a bombshell while chatting to Collider:
“What we [The MCU] haven’t touched on are things that can’t be explained perfectly by science. It’s a lot of really fun stuff that starts to lean into the world of Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider and Mephisto, and all of these other elements that also exist there, like ghouls and goblins and all sorts of cool things. We’re happy to be the ones to break the ice on that.“
Did you spot it? Luna name-dropped Mephisto – who simply put – is Marvel Comics version of Satan. He’s a demonic being who loves to scheme, seduce, and set deals that benefit himself. Mephisto is known for bartering with, and manipulating, Marvel’s heroes and villains for his own gain. This character has played a big part in the comics, and has even helped force huge retcons such as Peter Parker’s and Mary Jane Watson’s marriage being erased from history.
In terms of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, Mephisto fits in with the supernatural aspects that are on the way, so there’s a chance he could be the first villain to appear majorly in both the television and movie sides of the Universe. He even had a role in the Infinity Gauntlet storyline, so it’d be silly to immediately rule him out of the upcoming Avengers flick.
We hope Luna genuinely let this news slip, and isn’t just referring to a supernatural-based character from the rich history of Marvel Comics. You can see Ghost Rider’s fiery debut in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesday, September 20th at 10/9c on ABC.