The future of the MCU may rest on the shoulders of its spookier properties as evidenced by the greenlighting of properties such as Blade, Werewolf By Night, and by association, Moon Knight. But one Marvel horror property that fans have long been asking for in the MCU is Ghost Rider.
Last we got a live-action Ghost Rider was in the Agents of SHIELD show, which in all fairness, was a substantially good portrayal of the modern-day Spirit of Vengeance, Robbie Reyes. Actor Gabriel Luna‘s take on the character was so beloved that Marvel TV quickly put together plans for a spin-off show that eventually found its way into Hulu. Unfortunately, plans eventually fell through once Marvel Studios dissolved Marvel TV, leaving Luna out of a Marvel job.
Luna spoke to our buddy Adam Barnhardt at Comicbook and shared his thoughts on possibly reprising the role down the line.
I try to stay in the moment. This is interesting, in talking to you, it’s the first time I’ve done some recollection of the experience. You never say no. You always say that it comes down to the story. If it’s a great story and it makes sense and if I still feel the way I felt when I was reading for Jed and Moe that first day with Sarah Finn, it was a few years back, if I still feel it’s just like breathing, that’s what I felt with the character previously, then absolutely.
In the meaty interview, Luna didn’t hesitate to express his wistfulness over the show not coming to fruition. Seeing his passion for the character and the personal lengths he took to try to bring the spin-off to life, it’s hard to blame him. Luna certainly is one of the few Marvel TV actors that would make sense to bring given his show-stealing take. Luna also happens to namedrop major MCU casting director Sarah Finn as the one who booked him the gig so there’s that too.