Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gave us some Ghost-ly good news already, but Season 4 may yet be its most Marvel-ous, judging by the Comic-Con 2016 panel. Check out the major new addition for Season 4, and preview a darker tone to come in our full panel report!
We’ll insist to the day we die that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. already had a chain-wielding firebrand, but it looks like Ghost Rider is coming to Season 4 after all. Straight from Comic-Con 2016, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. confirms that the Robbie Reyes iteration of Marvel’s hothead will debut in Season 4, as played by Gabriel Luna.
Over the last few weeks, you might have caught some breathtakingly speculative reports that because Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Comic-Con 2016 promos featured flaming chains, Ghost Rider might be revving up for Season 4 (nevermind the Season 3 Inhuman who actually used a flaming chain), but might the truth lie somewhere in between? A new casting report might just put *a* flaming rider somewhere in our future.
Marvel’s TV universe has long-proven rocky to chart against the cinematic ventures, crossovers often occurring at face value, if at all. Now, a new report suggests that the TV branch may court a larger presence in the next few years, including new series outside of ABC and Netflix, a Doctor Strange crossover with The Defenders, and perhaps even a long-awaited Black Widow project.
A great movie villain can elevate the hero and his journey. A great villain is the key to conflict, and conflict fuels an effective story, and an effective story is what allows a movie to linger on long after a movie has finished screening. This is all especially true in the realm of the superhero movie, where characters who can do impossible things need a bad guy who can realistically threaten them. All of the truly great superhero movies have a villain who balances the heroes, a sinister force who gives them something to fight. This list is not about those guys. It’s about the other guys. The ones that suck.
We know what Marvel movies are part of Phase 2 of the Cinematic Universe: 'Iron Man 3,' 'Thor 2,' 'Captain America 2,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'The Avengers 2.' Beyond that, all that has been confirmed is Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man.' But in an article on the future of 'The Avengers' we've got confirmation on what other movies Marvel is developing and it looks like Phase 3 is about to get very, very big.
Before they decided to get in the film business for themselves, Marvel used to license out their characters to different studios. And those studios can continue making movies about those characters as long as they have a film (or sequel or reboot) in production in the allotted amount of time. If they don't, the rights revert back to Marvel. With no sequels or reboots in active development, the rights to Blade and Ghost Rider have reverted back to Marvel.