With the Marvel Cinematic Universe now exponentially expanding, the cast of characters that inhabit the franchise are naturally going to become more eclectic as time passes.
In the next couple of years alone, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will release films such as Black Widow, Eternals, and Shang-Chi and The Legend Of The Ten Rings — all of which are projects outside of the traditional Avengers fare.
Due to Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, characters such as the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool will be introduced into the fray. According to recent reports, Ghost Rider can be added to that list of incoming characters, as there’s word that Marvel Studios has begun developing a project based on the character.
According to our contributing insider Daniel Richtman, a Ghost Rider project is being developed by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios. The project will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the titular character will not be the version portrayed by Gabriel Luna. It is currently uncertain if the Ghost Rider project is a feature film or live-action series. [via MCU Direct]
The character has actually had a resurgence on television in recent years, as Gabriel Luna portrayed a well-received version of Robbie Reyes in season three of Agents of Shield. For a brief period of time, there was a plan to give Luna his own Ghost Rider series on Hulu, however, that series has since been shelved in favor of whatever Marvel Studios plans on doing with the character. At this time, it’s unclear if Ghost Rider will be a feature film or a series on Disney+.
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