While rumors previously swirled regarding Ghost Rider appearing on Agents of SHIELD, there was very little to go on before. Now though, it appears to be far more likely… though it won’t be the incarnation of Ghost Rider you’d expect.
A casting call has gone out for what TV Line describes as “a pair of Latino brothers, one of whom is always the most dangerous person in the room, the other paralyzed in a wheelchair.”
While people only familiar with the Johnny Blaze version of Ghost Rider might not see the link here, as ComicBook.com points out, that does appear to be a pretty apt description of the Robbie Reyes version of the character (and his brother Gabe).
Using a lesser known version of the character is pretty smart, as it allows the show to use a big name character while still saving Johnny Blaze for a larger project down the road. And it’s true that this could all be a coincidence, as the casting call is vague enough to also apply to an original pair of characters.
But personally I’m optimistic.