We’re getting more insights into the wider scope of what could have been with the now-squashed Marvel Hulu TV show Ghost Rider.
According to ComicBook, the series would’ve been part of a larger, inter-connected franchise of shows, similar to what they did with Defenders over on Netflix.
We first met Gabriel Luna’s portrayal as Robbie Reyes AKA Ghost Rider during a stint on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. That was meant to be the beginning of a solo series spin-off on Hulu, however, the project was scrapped when Marvel absorbed Marvel Television and eschewed with just about everything then in development.
It turns out that the ill-fated showing centering on the Spirit of Vengeance would’ve crossed over with the likes of Helstrom and a couple of other shows, as Luna recently explained in an interview. Specifically, Luna envisioned Lilith, Marvel’s Mother of Demons, as the main villain in the entire crossover.
“I remember when I was pitching stuff, I had a really awesome idea that would have kept Robbie in L.A. and that would have pitted us against classic Ghost Rider villains…And I think it would have led up to her being the big bad of what we were initially trying to start, which was this four-show, very Defenders-esque thing that was going to happen,” Luna said in an interview with ComicBook.
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