Ghost Rider is a character that is shrouded in shades of grey. While he is best defined as an antihero, the new version featuring Robbie Reyes coming to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s fourth season seems to be more of a villainous role. According to the first couple episodes’ synopsis, along with the trailers and promos we’ve seen so far, it looks like Ghost Rider will not be on anyone’s side but his own – at least at the beginning.
Entertainment Weekly’s spoiler room posed this exact question to series star, Clark Gregg. Gregg’s response was unfortunately shrouded in a shade of grey, just like the character, while he hints at Ghost Rider taking on a more villainous role (at least at first). Keep in mind, Gregg is answering from the perspective of S.H.I.E.L.D., who also considers the likes of Quake, Captain America, and Falcon villains as well.
“He’s a different kind of threat than anything we’ve faced before. It introduces a part of the Marvel world that deals more with strange elements of the Marvel Universe and he’s definitely the villain from hell.”
Now, the information from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season four that has been released so far has all been for the first few episodes of the season, meaning that there is still a lot of time for Ghost Rider to adopt the antihero role by the end of the season. My best guess is that he initially comes off as a villain, but throughout the season he comes around as an ally. As for right now, all we can really do is guess though, as it looks like Marvel is keeping a lot of the characters story details close to their chests. Make sure to stick with us for any more updates on the character!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premier on September 20th on ABC at its new 10 pm time slot.
Source: Entertainment Weekly