Is Johnny Blaze Part of The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Finally, we did see Ghost Rider in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D season 4, the famous actor Gabriel Luna (Tony Bravo in Matador) has been cast to play the role. He is the most recent incarnation of Ghost rider i.e Robbie Reyes instead of Johnny Blaze. He uses his amazing powers to help innocent people. He is driving a car on fire and dispensing vigilante justice to criminals. He has the power to teleport himself into the car. He has blended perfectly into the narrative and is keeping an audience on the edge throughout.

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Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider debut in 1972 as part of an ensemble and later got his own series in 1973 which lasted till 1983.Johnny Blaze was not the first Ghost Rider, the original was Carter Slade who made his debut in 1967 in Ghost Rider #1.The name “Ghost Rider” is inspired by a song titled “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky”, the cowboy-style song written in 1948.In the story ‘Trials and Tribulations’, it was revealed that the spirit of vengeance has been around since the Biblical times, hence there have been many ghost-riders across time.The current Ghost-rider is Robbie Reyes who appeared in all new ghost rider series in 2014. He drives a car not a motorcycle, and he is powered by his Uncle Eli not the spirit of vengeance.


Well, there is now a real possibility of a spin-off show based on Ghost-rider due to an impressive response of the fans. At NYCC, 2016 when Gabriel Luna was asked about the idea of a standalone series on Ghost-rider, he seemed optimistic and thinks that the rumblings of it may have already begun at the Marvel studio. The question that fans are asking now is if Johnny Blaze exists in the MCU. The answer is yes, he does. We saw the book of the dead which contains powerful secrets about every Marvel creature from a superhero to demons. Also, in the last episode, we saw a poster of Quentin Carnival (a place where Johnny Blaze spent time doing stunt work) in the basement along with a leather jacket and a torn bike. This suggests that he had existed in the past.

Anuj Aggarwal

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