‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Team Addresses Ghost Rider’s Connection to Doctor Strange

By September 22, 2016
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Earlier this week, Marvel fans everywhere watched in eager anticipation as Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider made his first appearance on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and were stunned by the gravity and finesse that his introduction was handled with as well in the series. Thankfully, Ghost Rider’s first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe held the amount of weight that fans were hoping it would have, and Gabriel Luna’s performance as the character did not disappoint.

Now, after Luna recently teased the mystical elements and characters that come with both he and Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) being introduced into the MCU, it looks like we’ve gotten some small new details about how the series could connect with Doctor Strange later this year.

Speaking with EW, showrunners Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon teased the connection between Ghost Rider and the Sorcerer Supreme in the MCU:

“The same questions that our team is exploring leading up to the premiere of Doctor Strange, perhaps some of those concepts will be reflected in the movie and then carried through.”

Whedon added:

“Hopefully some of the questions that we’re asking will be answered by it and then pose some new themes and ideas for us to explore. Doctor Strange will introduce some new ideas, but we’re starting to lay the first brick in the yellow brick road to that.”

So while the series and the movies remain shockingly separate from each other in a strange way, despite still being connected to the each other, it sounds like the impact that Ghost Rider has on the universe moving forwards could become even more amplified by Doctor Strange’s. It doesn’t sound like it’ll quite have the same magnitude as The Winter Soldier did on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but it could have the biggest impact of any of the films since.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs every Tuesday night on ABC. Doctor Strange is set to hit theatres on November 4th.

Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable