Phoenix Comic-Con 17: Teddy Spears, Ciara Renee and Gabriel Luna Panels
Next, we attended the Ghost Rider panel with Gabriel Luna. Luna has been positively received as Robbie Reyes version of Ghost Rider after his debut on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Luna went on to talk about how much fun on set he had with the other cast members. Mentioning how Clark Gregg has the best dry humor of any cast member. While Ming-Na has the dirtiest jokes of anyone else on set. But all were gracious when he came on board for the show. He went on to talk about the audition process was for a secret role but he kept turning down the role. Because he didn’t take a minor character job in the Marvel Universe and never get to play anyone else. However, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb eventually called him to welcome him to the universe as the Ghost Rider. While Luna knew exactly who the Ghost Rider was; he had no idea of the Robbie Reyes version of the character. Something he had to go research.
He went on to officially endorse that The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus should play an older Johnny Blaze in a team-up series. He does, however, mention that in S.HI.E.L.D they never called the mysterious Ghost Rider who gave Robbie his powers as specifically Johnny Blaze because of some legal issues. Which suggest that while Marvel fully owns the rights to the character the movie division or Netflix maybe saving the character for future use. Basically so the character wouldn’t be stuck on ABC.
When he was asked point-blank of a Ghost Rider series was in the works the actor had a massive smile on his face but ultimately said “No Comment”. He does, however, mention as a fan he would love to do a Thunderbolts series with The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) and Elektra (Elodie Yung) on Netflix or even Midnight Sons which would include the daywalker Blade. Lastly, when he was asked how Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will tie into Avengers: Infinity War next year he does say Agents of S.W.O.R.D would be a great crossover event for the show. And that was it for Day 2 of Phoenix Comic-Con!
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