Marvel Considering Ghost Rider Spin-Off Series

By November 10, 2016
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The Ghost Rider movies starring Nicholas Cage are quite forgettable. But fans have loved the character so much in ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, they’re calling for Marvel to create a spinoff specifically for the Gabriel Luna character.

But with an already crowded comic book television series market, is there room for the supernatural antihero?

Luna seems to think so. In fact, he told ComicBook.com that there already have been internal rumblings about the potential.

“It’s been talked about, there’s definitely deals in place for that potential. But I just take it one day at a time. I have so much fun now, I just want to make sure I get these episodes right. If they throw more episodes on my plate, I will do my best to do well with those stories as well.”

Ghost Rider was created for Marvel in 1972, featuring a motorcyclist who can turn into a skeletal superhuman with extraordinary abilities. He’s best known for being wrapped in an ethereal flame.

Cage played the character in two films for Sony’s Columbia Pictures and Marvel. The films combined to gross $378.8 million globally in 2007 and 2012.

luna-mug111016Luna, also known for a small recurring role in the first season of HBO’s True Detective, has played Ghost Rider and his alter ego Robbie Reyes throughout the fourth season of Agents.

Any potential series, however, might end up on Netflix rather than ABC – although even that docket for the streaming service is quite full. In fact, Luna himself suggests that Marvel might jump past television and consider rebooting the film franchise with him at the head instead of Cage.

Of course, all of this is pure speculation for now. In the meantime, Agents of SHIELD airs Tuesdays on ABC, returning with its seventh episode Nov. 22.

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