joblo.com reports that Kevin Feige is wanting to do a GHOST RIDER reboot – separate from the Robbie Reyes version played by Gabriel Luna on the AGENTS OF SHIELD TV show (whose canonicity with the MCU was always shaky). The report says it’s going to be a retelling of the Johnny Blaze version of GHOST RIDER. However, it is unclear if Feige wants to go the feature film route, or relegate it to a Disney+ show.
They speculate that Ghost Rider will make his first appearance in DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS, as the rumored villain is Nightmare, who is a common adversary to both Strange and Ghost Rider. This also wouldn’t be the first time Marvel has done something like this, as they introduced both Black Panther and Spider-Man as supporting characters in CIVIL WAR, before launching them to their own feature films later. Hell, Mahershala Ali’s Blade is already confirmed for the DOCTOR STRANGE sequel, so it’s far from out of the realm of possibility that it might do the same for our favorite flaming skull-faced stunt rider!
Me personally, I think that it’s time to reboot the Ghostrider franchise and bring Johnny Blaze into the MCU even if it is a Ghostrider TV series. The only thing is I wouldn’t want it to be a Disney+ TV series I want it to be dark, brutal, and horrifying.