The Spirit of Vengeance returns!
Gabriel Luna will be returning as Robbie Reyes, in a Hulu series for Ghost Rider. Luna had previously played the character in previous seasons of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
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This time he will return to star in his own series, which according to sources from Variety, will “be a completely new iteration of the character in no way connected to the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ storyline.” What this entails just yet is unknown, but fans may be hoping that it isn’t a complete reboot of the character.
Chains a’ rattlin’…
— Gabriel Luna (@IamGabrielLuna) May 1, 2019
Ghost Rider has been described as follows: “the quintessential antihero, who lives on the Texas/Mexico border, consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon. When he unleashes the Rider, Robbie brings vengeance for the innocents he encounters, but struggles controlling the power he wields.”
Ingrid Escajeda will serve as showrunner and executive producer on Ghost Rider, with Paul Zbyszewski and Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s head of TV, also executive producing.
Alongside the Ghost Rider announcement, Hulu has also ordered another live-action Marvel series, Helstrom.
Helstrom has been officially described as follows: “Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer in ‘Marvel’s Helstrom.’ The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the worst of humanity—each with their attitude and skills. ‘Marvel’s Helstrom‘ is executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski, who will serve as showrunner and Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb.”
Both series’ are expected for 2020 release dates.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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