Disney’s ABC Network is starting to ramp up the excitement for a new season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The show returns at a new later timeslot (10pm) allowing it to tackle darker subjects than ever before. Considering how dark last seasons takedown of Hive got at times, this season could get pretty unhinged for Agent Coulson and our team.
We already learned that this season would feature encounters with Ghost Rider. Now we’re getting our first couple looks at the character. First this viral video was released.
Then Entertainment Weekly published our first full look at the character in costume.
Gabriel Luna plays Robbie Reyes, aka Ghost Rider. The show will put its own spin on the character, but expect him to be focused on vengeance. The show will go in some different directions this season, exploring more of the connection between magic and how it is science we just don’t understand.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns Tuesday September 20th at 10pm ET on ABC
About the new season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD:
In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director (Jason O’Mara) to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack (Henry Simmons), and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. They have been trying to track down and capture Daisy (Chloe Bennet), aka Quake, who has gone rogue in an attempt to atone for sins from the past. But with the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new Director has no qualms about taking her down for good. Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) have taken a big step forward in their relationship. But with Simmons’ new promotion as Special Advisor to the Director in Science and Technology, Fitz, as well as her former team members, finds it hard to confide in or trust her since she’s now the Director’s confidant.
Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) will roar into the lives of Agent Coulson and the team as a junkyard mechanic who can turn on a dime into the terrifying Ghost Rider. Will Robbie be a friend or foe to S.H.I.E.L.D. – as well as the world, itself? Meanwhile, Fitz discovers that socially awkward genius and friend Dr. Radcliffe (John Hannah) has started putting the finishing touches on a new, secret invention.
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