As Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to find ways to be the beating coronary heart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it additionally continues to push at its narrative boundaries by introducing new, seemingly-incongruous elements. Nothing exemplifies this higher than this season introduction of Ghost Rider (Gabriel Luna), a character who, in the comic-e book supply materials, is decidedly supernatural in nature.
Many fans had originally assumed that the show clarification for the anti-hero can be the same one which it adopted for the characters of Quake and the Patriot – namely, that he an Inhuman. What been so intriguing about the primary 5 episodes of S.H.I.E.L.D. season four is how resolute Robbie Reyes has been in denying the involvement of any alien DNA – and as an alternative swearing that his superpowers are the result of a pact he made with the Satan himself.
Now the actor behind Robbie Reyes is doubling down on that angle. Being interviewed by Entertainment Weekly concerning this week episode, he Good Samaritan which is being hyped as an origin story for Ghost Rider, Gabriel Luna had this to say:
can undoubtedly say that there some great parts of [author] Felipe Smith authentic origin story mixed in with this new angle that we e approaching [it] from, however that new angle nonetheless draws from the source material. It nonetheless draws from this actually, really nice second in the latter half of that first run of the All-New Ghost Rider that I won say too much about. The way in which that we fuse these two components of the existing story collectively and to this moment, this origin story moment, is fairly phenomenal. We went all-out trying to do it justice in terms of the stunts, the results, the CGI. All the pieces that was put into this episode is simply phenomenal. /p>
That origin story developed by Felipe Smith simply two years ago goes a little bit something like this: Robbie younger, wheelchair-sure brother, Gabe (played by Lorenzo James Henrie in the present), is crushed up by a local gang and has his wheelchair stolen. Seeing this as proof that it time for him and his bro to skip out of town, the 18-yr-outdated Robbie steals a souped-up automobile with a view to enter an area (and illegal) avenue race, declare its rather hefty cash prize, and use it to fund their second lease on life. The complication arises, nevertheless, that the experience belongs to a gangster who just so occurs to work for none other than Dr. Calvin Zabo (higher known as Mr. Hyde, and portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan), who has a brand new kind of drug conveniently stowed within the trunk. Zabo has Robbie gunned all the way down to retrieve the product, and the injustice of your entire incident attracts the Spirit of Vengeance, causing him to descend on Robbie and transform him into Ghost Rider.
Whereas the connection back to Daisy Johnson/Quake (Chloe Bennet) would be a nifty little bit of narrative footwork – one thing which S.H.I.E.L.D. is greater than identified for – our guess is that that is the place the showrunners modifications start to kick in. On condition that the Watchdogs have performed a serious position to date in the season, and on condition that the anti-Inhuman militia has discovered itself a mysterious new monetary backer, it seems probably that this new behind-the-scenes participant is one-and-the-identical because the owner of the stolen automobile. Maybe the writers will even go as far as to insert expensive ex-Agent Felix Blake (Titus Welliver) – the MCU character who instantly re-entered the sequence because the Watchdogs leader last season – into the picture.
After all, that nonetheless leaves the Darkhold and the hosts that Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), Quake, and Ghost Rider have been hunting down, which means that magic should but play a task – and a rather large one – in what stays of Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 first half. It would be fun if the show take on the pirit of Vengeance one way or the other tied into Daredevil supernaturally powered villains, The Hand, which possesses the flexibility to resurrect its ninja warriors from the dead but we e not counting on that taking place.