‘Ghost Rider’ TV Series Extinguished at Hulu

The Ghost Rider has been extinguished.

Hulu has decided not to go forward with Ghost Rider, a live-action Marvel series starring Gabriel Luna as the Robbie Reyes incarnation of the antihero. This would have been Luna’s second time playing the character after a nine-episode stint on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in season 4.

Deadline broke the news, stating that Hulu decided to not move forward with the series after the streamer and the Ghost Rider team “reached a creative impasse which could not be resolved.” Hulu is, however, “very happy” with Marvel’s Helstrom, which is still on track for a 2020 premiere.

I was looking forward to seeing Luna back as the Ghost Rider. He was easily one of the best parts of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4. I wasn’t entirely impressed that the Hulu series was going to be a “completely new iteration of the character” unconnected to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D storyline that would have centered on Reyes living on the Texas/Mexico border where he would unleash the Ghost Rider to bring vengeance for the innocents he encounters, while struggling to control the power he wields.

Luna confirmed the news on his Instagram account yesterday.

If the post doesn’t load, here’s what he said:

“To everyone who loves Robbie and Ghost Rider, THANK YOU. I’ve had the time of my life playing those two guys and I was ready to rock on the new show. The news was surprising, but I’ve always known that the nature of this business is that until you’re there, on the day, doing the thing it could still go away. Even then, that next day on the job ain’t guaranteed. Thanks to [Jeph Loeb], Marvel, [Felipe Smith] and everyone who helped bring Robbie to life on the page and the screen. I’m focused now on our promotions for [Terminator: Dark Fate]. We’ll be bringing Terminator: Dark Fate to theatres in just over a month! Hope to see everyone there when it opens on The Day of The Dead, Nov. 1st!”

Even though Ghost Rider is dead on the TV side (there’s always a chance Luna could return for the final season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), there have been rumblings of Ghost Rider making his debut on the film side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ll keep you updated if that happens.

Are you disappointed Luna won’t have a chance to suit up as the Ghost Rider for Hulu?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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