Ghost Rider Announced for Agents of SHIELD Season 4

Vengeance comes this fall.

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At the Agents of SHIELD panel at San Diego Comic-Con, there was a lot of reminiscing about the past three seasons. Some early auditions were shown along with a blooper reel. During he Q&A portion, the final question asked if new footage from the next season could be shown.

Since they just started filming yesterday, there wasn't any new footage to show for Season 4. They did drop a big bomb on the panel at the end with a short teaser that revealed Ghost Rider's presence.

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"Vengeance comes this fall."

Prior to the panel, flaming chains were spotted in promo images around San Diego. Fans assumed these were for Hellfire. It made a little sense since he sided with Hive in Season 3. The question was: Why would he be such a big part of the image for the next season? There was some speculation that perhaps Ghost Rider would be in the show because of the chains. That made less sense since he doesn't have a connection to SHIELD in the comics. It turns out that is what is happening.

Gabriel Luna (True Detective, Matador) will take on the role of Robbie Reyes in the next season.

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Robbie Reyes is not the original Ghost Rider. He's the most current verison--a teen living in East LA who drove a flaming car instead of motorcycle when he came into contact with a supernatural spirit. Based on Luna's age, there are obviously some changes being made to the character.

"Season 4 will unquestionably be the series' biggest, most ambitious story yet, and it all begins with the introduction of one of our greatest legacy characters in Ghost Rider," said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. "When the Spirit of Vengeance rides into SHIELD, it'll change everything."

Here's the first meeting of FitzSimmons in Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge's screentest.

Chloe Bennet and Brett Dalton's first screentest was also shown.

Here's the gag reel from Season 3.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD returns on Tuesday, September 20, at 10 PM EST.

Update: Robbie Reyes' car was just unveiled.

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