'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 4 cast and premiere updates: 'True Detective' actor to torment Coulson and team as the Ghost Rider

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is set to premiere on Sept. 20, 2016 on ABC
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From L-R: Cast members Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge participate in a panel for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." during the Disney ABC Television Group sessions at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California August 4, 2013. Reuters/Phil McCarten

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 4 will reportedly feature a famous character from the comics. It was recently revealed at San Diego Comic-Con that Ghost Rider will be tormenting Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the team.

Spoiler alert! This article contains potential “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” spoilers. Read on if you would like to know what happens next before the new episode airs.

Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb said that “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 4 will be the biggest in the series yet. The story will allegedly be the most ambitious and will have a grand premiere, with the introduction of a great legacy character – Ghost Rider. Loeb said that when the Spirit of Vengeance rides into S.H.I.E.L.D., everything will change.

Marvel reports that “True Detective” star Gabriel Luna will take on the role of Robbie Reyes, the Ghost Rider. The actor is represented by UTA, Washington Square Films and Nelson Davis.

Entertainment Weekly cites co-showrunner Jed Whedon in explaining that Gabriel Luna was cast as Ghost Rider, because they envisioned Robbie Reyes as a character who was not possessed by the same Spirit of Vengeance as the more popular Johnny Blaze. However, he still possesses supernatural characteristics. He said that that the entrance of Luna on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” would be a good fit on how the Marvel Universe was shifting into new waters, particularly with the coming of Doctor Strange.

Executive producer MaurissaTancharoen explained that they wanted high school student and gearhead Robbie Reyes as Ghost Rider because he would add to the dynamics of the show. The plan to exercise their liberties with the new character.

They also plan to stay true to the design of Reyes, which may mean that the character will wear a mask and ride a muscle car, instead of sporting a flaming skull and motorcycle. He turns into the Ghost Rider after his brother was killed in a street race.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is co-created and executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Loeb and Jeffrey Bell also serve as executive producers. The show is produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.

Season 4 of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is set to premiere on Sept. 20, 2016 on ABC. It also airs on Channel 7 in Australia. More updates and details are expected soon.

Ghost Rider Comes to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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