Hulu's 'Ghost Rider' series could take place after the events of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and lead to the formation of the 'Spirits of Vengeance'
After his showdown with the villainous Eli Morrow in 'AoS' season 4, Reyes' journey may see him encounter new foes and make unlikely allies in the upcoming series
Earlier this year, Marvel announced that its television segment would bring two horror-centric characters, Ghost Rider and Helstrom to Hulu in their own series. Gabriel Luna will reprise his role as the 'Ghost Rider' after his appearances on ABC's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
While much of the plot is under wraps, we can be sure the series would not be an 'AoS' spin-off. Said to be an "adventure into fear" by Marvel TV's boss Jeph Loeb, we can expect Reyes' past to be explained in detail and in all probability, the series will have a crossover with 'Helstrom' at some point.
Last we saw, Reyes made a blazing entry in season four of 'AoS' and after a battle with the villainous Eli Morrow (José Zúñiga), he had fulfilled his quest for revenge with the death of Morrow and was seemingly blasted away to another dimension. The series may take place post the events of the battle with Morrow and we may see Reyes face off against a new breed of enemies.
Since we're talking about the crossover, 'Helstrom' debuts sometime in 2020, and we are sure that Marvel may look at replicating the 'Defenders' model and introduce supernatural heroes to form the 'Spirits of Vengeance'. This is a possibility as we have seen Ghost Rider and Helstrom pair up in the comics.
When the two shows were first announced, Marvel themselves declared on their site that "The Spirits of Vengeance are coming!" and earlier this month, they registered production-based trademarks for Glyph, Helstrom, Ghost Rider, and Spirits of Vengeance, as reported by Digital Spy. While Satana and Glyph, the other supernatural heroes may not have their own series yet, expect them to make an appearance at some stage in either of these two shows.
Coming back to Ghost Rider, it still remains to be seen if the series introduces the Ghost Rider brothers, Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch. There has been a new series 'Beware the Ghost Rider' announced in the comics that sees Dr. Strange and Wong make an appearance.
If Marvel looks to borrow some elements from the comics, then we may see the series tie-up with 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'. After all, 'AoS' did have ample references to 'Avengers' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. While it may not necessarily happen in the opening season, it is safe to assume that subsequent seasons may have a relationship with the movies.
At this stage, we're yet to know what's in store of Reyes, but since we are looking at 'Ghost Rider' as a standalone series, expect a fair bit of history, a plethora of easter eggs and the formation of 'Spirits of Vengeance' at some stage.
'Ghost Rider' and 'Helstrom' will arrive on Hulu sometime in 2020.