By Stephen Ippolito | May 6th, 2020
Last December, it was announced that Marvel Television (Agents of Shield, Agent Carter) was being folded into Marvel Studios. As a result, upcoming shows like Ghost Rider starring Gabriel Luna were canceled. Now according to a report by The Direct’s Daniel Richtman, it appears that we have not seen the last of the motorcycle-riding superhero.
According to Richtman, Marvel Studios is developing a live-action Ghost Rider project. Richtman did not say if it is a film or TV series but did say that it would take place within the MCU. He also reported that the show/film will not feature Luna’s Robbie Reyes, who also appeared in Agents of Shield. This suggests that the original Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, might be making his return.
Of course, this is not the first time Blaze would be portrayed in a live-action film or TV series. Back in 2007, Nicolas Cage played him in the movie Ghost Rider. He would later return for its sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance in 2012. While the first film was considered a box-office success, both were not well received by fans and critics.
As always with rumors I post, beware that it is just that, a rumor. It’s nothing against Richtman, he has been reliable in the past. However, I’ve followed these sites long enough to know that sometimes they’re right, and sometimes they’re wrong.