Ghost Rider's Gabriel Luna Updates Status For Hulu's Marvel Show

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(Image credit: ABC)
(Image credit: ABC)

Ghost Rider is gearing up to return! A couple of months ago, it was announced that the character would be getting his own live-action series on Hulu. One that will find Gabriel Luna playing Robbie Reyes and his alter ego, once again. Luna played him on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. during Season 4.

As fans have been anxiously awaiting the premiere of the upcoming series, Gabriel Luna has been keeping them pumped for it. Just last month, the Ghost Rider actor took to social media to share a remarkable sketch he had done on Twitter. Now, Luna is adding to the anticipation with an update on how things are progressing, telling ET:

We’re deep into pre-production. We’re getting our team assembled, and we’re really going to give [fans] something special.

Ghost Rider should undoubtedly fulfill that promise! Gabriel Luna’s production update gives fans a line on when they could expect the superhero back. According to Luna, they are “deep into pre-production,” which means filming has not begun quite yet. But, the new Ghost Rider television show is closer than it was before.

At first, it was thought that the series would be connected to his arc on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but news surfaced that altered that assumption. In a surprising development, it was revealed that the Hulu series’ storyline would not connect with the character’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. arc. Fans are undoubtedly curious to learn what may change about the character.

That show had created an origin story for Robbie Reyes and how he became Ghost Rider. Whatever his storyline situation, Gabriel Luna is clearly excited to be playing the character again and he expressed his enthusiasm for the Marvel hero. Speaking about him, Luna said:

I think everything you love about the character will be back and I'm going to do my best to continue to live in Robbie's skin -- the same way the Spirit of Vengeance is living inside [him], and to just tell the story of a character I really love. I love Robbie. He's just a righteous dude and, in the way of fairytale kings, you know, he's a really, really righteous ruler.

I love when actors are as big a fan of their character as those who get to see them play the part. That is special. Gabriel Luna sounds like a huge fan of Ghost Rider. Hulu’s Robbie may be standing alone with the solo series, however, it seems like Luna is confident that what fans love about the character will be back.

In the Hulu series, Robbie Reyes is living on the border of Texas and Mexico. From the way the info made it sound, Robbie will already have his powers when viewers catch up with him. The struggle to control said abilities is going to be tricky for him, though.

For those hoping that a Ghost Rider television show would happen, the wait is narrowing. Gabriel Luna is clearly thrilled to return to the role, and fans are undoubtedly excited to see him take it on again.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had to stop using him for a time in Season 4, which led to the executive producer having to explain the character’s absence. He ended up returning for the season finale. It has to be a relief to know he will not be going anywhere, this time around.

Ghost Rider has not received a premiere date yet, so stay tuned. When the superhero makes his television return, it will be on Hulu. In the meantime, this summer’s premiere slate will help you with the wait.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.