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Ghost Rider In MCU: The Anti-Hero’s Debut Has Become More Obvious

By Mabel Judith Andrady
May 1,2022

The reveal of Ghost Rider’s afterlife in Moon Knight episode 5 increases the likelihood that he will appear in the MCU at some point. The Marvel Universe’s supernatural characters include the Spirit of Vengeance, who may or may not appear in the MCU’s films and television shows. For the time being, it’s not clear if Marvel has any current plans in place for the character.

Agents of SHIELD season 4 featured a major role in Robbie Reyes’ Ghost Rider. Despite this, the MCU has shown time and time again that the events of the series are not canonical with the films and Disney+ shows. So, no, Ghost Rider from Agents of SHIELD is not an official member of the MCU. Thus, a future film or television series (possibly in Phase 5) can bring back the iconic anti-hero. There is a possibility that he could star in a Ghost Rider show or film of his own. A team-up story like Midnights Sons or Legion of Monsters could also make use of him.

Exploring Ghost Rider’s Afterlife

Norman Reedus as Ghost Rider Fan-Art

Johnny Blaze

Moon Knight episode 5’s exploration of the afterlife concept increased the likelihood of Ghost Rider making an appearance. For Marvel’s version of Hell, the confirmation that there are multiple planes a person’s “untethered consciousness” can enter after death opens the door.

There are multiple forms of heaven and hell in the MCU, and Tawaret’s comments about this have made it abundantly clear. Hell could be one of them. Mephisto rules over Hell in the comics, and that’s where Ghost Rider gets his powers from. Johnny Blaze became the host of the demonic Spirit of Vengeance, which resides in Hell, as a result of a deal he made with Mephisto.

Bringing Hell To Earth

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Mephisto (or someone like him) and Marvel Comics’ Hell would have to make their MCU debuts in order for Ghost Rider to work in the MCU, and setting them up early would make a lot of sense for Marvel. However, if it weren’t for Moon Knight’s handling of the issue, the MCU’s dive into Hell would have been more complicated. Now, the concepts of Valhalla, Hell, Hades, and Hell can all coexist peacefully in the same universe.

Moon Knight laid the foundation for Marvel to explore Hell as an afterlife in the MCU, but that hasn’t been confirmed just yet. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Madness, Disney+’s untitled Halloween special, or even the ending of Moon Knight could all contain references to Hell if it exists in the MCU’s universe.

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