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A Ghost Rider TV show could be in the offing as Disney aims to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe throughout Phase Four, thanks to a sneaky reference to the comic books in the name of a new production company.
Murphy's Multiverse spotted the arrival of Richmond Street Productions LLC, a new listing under the Marvel Studios umbrella. It sounds innocuous enough until you look up where Richmond Street is in Brooklyn, New York. It's just south of Cypress Hills National Cemetery, which will be recognisable to the Marvel mavens among us as the place where Danny Ketch and his sister encounter Deathwatch and Kingpin's cronies. His sister is shot by one of the henchmen and Danny flees with her body to a junkyard. There, he discovers a motorbike with a glowing gas cap and upon touching it, Danny becomes the next Ghost Rider.
Agents of SHIELD introduced Robbie Reyes as Ghost Rider and there were plans for the character to receive his own series on Hulu. However, that project was cancelled, and so the future of Ghost Rider is on ice... for now.
It wasn't all bad for Gabriel Luna who played Robbie Reyes in the show. He's now portraying Tommy in the upcoming HBO adaptation of The Last Of Us. Check out our review of the sequel, which was arguably one of the most divisive games of 2020, below.
What's in a name, anyway? Surely the fact that it's named for a street that is near a pivotal location in Danny Ketch's origin story is simply coincidental. Ah, my sweet summer child. Consider Grass-Fed Productions which is working on Secret Invasion. That's a nod to a moment in the comics where a group of Skrulls were tricked into transforming into cows. Or, Limbo Productions LLC. That company is attached to the second season of Loki.
WandaVision has Static Productions LLC. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has Pandemic Productions LLC. The Eternals has Olympia Productions US LLC. Alright, alright. You get it. Some employee at Disney has the task of thinking up these related-but-not-too-related names for new production companies that connect to something in the comics or storyline for the particular show they're working on.
In sum, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Ghost Rider is next. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, expressed curiosity in adding more Western elements into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an interview in 2018. "I'm interested in all of them," said Feige of the characters of Two-Gun Kid and Ghost Rider. "I love film. I love film, I love all different film genres." We'll keep you in the loop once we learn more.
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