This Canceled Show Destroyed This Actor’s Chances of Returning to the MCU

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kevin Feige speaks onstage

The penalties of Marvel canceling all their community exhibits would possibly convey extra dominoes falling than anybody thought. In some instances, it might have ruined careers for actors concerned, until capable of finding their approach into the revamped MCU Disney+ exhibits or motion pictures. One of those that may need been affected probably the most was Gabriel Luna who occurred to play Ghost Rider on Agents of SHIELD.

There was a Ghost Rider present within the works at Hulu after Luna performed the character on SHIELD for a couple of years. However, because the collection was canceled with the opposite Marvel present purge, it’s made Luna really feel a bit perplexed about what his future is with Marvel.

Would there nonetheless be an opportunity for him to return as Ghost Rider in one of many Disney+ exhibits?

How a lot will this have an effect on Luna’s profession?

Kevin Feige speaks onstage
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Prior to being chosen to play Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider in SHIELD, Luna was identified for being a personality actor on the large display and tv. Landing the function of Ghost Rider was actually his greatest break in 2016, one thing he thought may very well be parlayed into one thing bigger.

At least he was capable of play the character on SHIELD for 9 episodes. Many critics thought he was the definitive Robbie Ryes after Nicolas Cage’s film model crashed and burned on the field workplace.

According to Reyes himself in latest interviews, he a minimum of feels grateful for the crucial respect. He acknowledges, although, it was irritating to attend a number of years to see if he’d play the function once more.

One can think about a job making an actor a family title could be a prized factor to carry onto, although additionally convey worry not understanding if it’ll be again once more. This is the sort of story not reported sufficient about the true repercussions of Marvel’s streaming revamp.

Would there nonetheless be a ‘Ghost Rider‘ collection down the road?

It’ll be three years this 12 months when Luna final performed Ghost Rider. He was solely capable of play him for one season throughout 2016-17. Nevertheless, with so many Disney+ exhibits being green-lit, one has to surprise if Marvel will change their minds about making a Ghost Rider collection.

Imagine how irritating it was for Luna in studying such a collection was initially a go on Hulu, then pulled not lengthy after. Since the character related so strongly to the SHIELD characters, doing a brand new present on Disney+ in all probability isn’t within the playing cards with out doing a whole reinvention.

Not that Luna is sitting round in-wait. Even although there was a little bit of a lull for him in the course of the authentic Hulu collection prep, he’s gone on to make two theatrical motion pictures. There was even a job within the latest Terminator: Dark Fate.

No doubt Kevin Feige has seen what this transformation in route would possibly do the careers of the actors concerned. Perhaps there’s nonetheless the intention to take motion later, regardless of time all the time being an issue.

Age is all the time an element

A superb chunk of the actors within the canceled Marvel exhibits had been teenagers, making it tougher for them to revive any of the characters they performed at a later date. Shows like Cloak & Dagger and Runaways are good examples of this, with some rumors going round of each possibly reviving down the road.

Considering Luna is 37 now, the standard Hollywood bias on age might creep up as soon as he hits 40. Should there be any revival of Ghost Rider for Disney+, it’ll seemingly be two or three years away, if no more.

If the character ever is revisited, it could require a brand new actor, despite the fact that Ghost Rider has totally different comedian guide iterations on gender and age.

To be honest, let’s hope Feige permits these actors to take part ultimately with future MCU tasks with out having to reboot the complete universe to elucidate them taking part in another person.

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