Since news of Ghost Rider's inclusion in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was made public, fans have been eagerly anticipating the season four premiere of the Marvel series.
With Gabriel Luna cast as Robbie Reyes, aka Ghost Rider, it was only a matter of time before the studio made an announcement regarding his brother.
In a recent press release from ABC, it was revealed that Fear The Walking Dead Star Lorenzo James Henrie will be portraying Gabe Reyes in the series.
Robbie and Gabe Reyes may sound unfamiliar to the casual fan, but their version of the Ghost Rider story has gained plenty of attention since its debut in 2014.
Written by Felipe Smith, All-New Ghost Rider follows high school senior Robbie Reyes in a struggle to get by. Both of his parents have passed away, and he must finish school while providing for his younger brother. In addition to his difficult life, he now has to cope with his new role as the Ghost Rider.
Gabe, his younger brother, has a disability that requires him to remain in a wheelchair, but his sense of humor actually makes him one of the most enjoyable characters in the series.
The relationship between the two characters is one of the most vital pieces of the comic series, and the casting of Gabe was crucial doing the story justice.
Lorenzo James Henrie, while only 20 years old, has proved himself as a talented actor. Henrie is currently starring as Chris in Fear The Walking Dead and has appeared in several indie films over the last few years.
In addition to the casting announcement, the press release also unveiled the official synopsis for the season four premiere.
The episode is titled "The Ghost" and you can read the full synopsis below.
"Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns with a vengeance for the fourth exciting season in an all-new time period, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson and the rest of the team were driven more than ever to put an end to the Hydra organization. Little did they know that they were up against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced – an extremely powerful Inhuman, Hive, who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward. The team was able to thwart and kill Hive and take down Hydra, but they are all still mourning the death of fellow agent and Inhuman Lincoln Campbell.
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 to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack, and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. Agent May is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz and Simmons have taken a big step forward in their relationship.
In the season premiere episode, “The Ghost,” Ghost Rider is coming, and S.H.I.E.L.D will never be the same.
Source: MCU Exchange