Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Negative Ghost Rider Fans, the Pattern is Full

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Comic nerds treat Comic-Con season the same way baseball fans treat the month of April: optimism abounds, anything is possible, and wishful thinking seems less wishful.

With that in mind, you can understand why Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans went a little bonkers speculating about part of a San Diego light rail train that the show had wrapped ahead of next month’s mammoth San Diego Comic-Con.

 

The black scheme features a glowing S.H.I.E.L.D. logo and a fiery chain running the length of the train. It’s the chain that fueled the imaginations of fans and comic publications (desperate for content in the lazy summer months) alike.

For a hot second, everyone thought this was a sign that, next season, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was going to feature the Marvel character Ghost Rider, who, along with his flaming skull and motorcycle, uses a fiery chain to punish the wicked.

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Ghost Rider’s film/TV rights have reverted back to Marvel; this is true. How soon does everyone forget that another Marvel character, Hellfire, uses a flaming chain as a weapon. And that he is a bad guy turned good. And that he is a Secret Warrior. AND THAT HE WAS ON AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. JUST LAST SEASON!!

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Ghost Rider seems more primed for a movie reboot (which Norman Reedus is on the record as being down for) or for it to be part of Netflix’s stable once it does The Defenders.

Craig Wack

Craig Wack

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