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There's been a lot of fuss on social media and buzzfeed-style sites saying that

Ghost Rider

will be joining the cast.

is there any in or out of universe evidence to support this? It seems a bit left-field if we trace the direction the show has taken since S1.

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    It probably has something to do with the character Hellfire currently on the show, this character is a descendant/far relative of your spoilery character. Combined with the wishes of many fans to include the character – DLE Jul 22 '16 at 10:27
  • Explanation of downvote? Not really sure why it was received.. – Stormie Jul 23 '16 at 13:04
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Yes, he has been explicitly confirmed to appear.

Marvel announced the character's future appearance in a recent Comic-Con panel.

Vengeance comes to “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” this fall at 10 pm!

Gabriel Luna (“True Detective,” “Matador”) will roar into the lives of Agent Coulson and the team, as Robbie Reyes the unstoppable Ghost Rider, which was revealed today at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Gabriel Luna joins Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Ghost Rider MoreI

“Season 4 will unquestionably be the series’ biggest, most ambitious story yet, and it all begins with the introduction of one of our greatest legacy characters in Ghost Rider,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “When the Spirit of Vengeance rides into S.H.I.E.L.D., it’ll change everything.”

The official Agents of SHIELD Twitter account also confirmed this.

Tweet

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Update: Marvel has confirmed Ghost Rider for Season 4 of Agents of SHIELD

source

Vengeance comes to “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” this fall at 10 pm!

Gabriel Luna (“True Detective,” “Matador”) will roar into the lives of Agent Coulson and the team, as Robbie Reyes the unstoppable Ghost Rider, which was revealed today at Comic-Con International in San Diego.


Currently there are four pieces of information being used to justify this rumor.

The first is the promotional image on the side of the light rail in San Diego (done leading up to, and for San Diego Comic-Con 2016). It depicts a flaming chain - the weapon of choice of most (if not all) Ghost Riders (I believe the earliest did not use them).

LightRail

The next is the fact that according to TV Line, a pair of Latino brothers were added to the show - one in a wheelchair.

Also to be introduced in Season 4: a pair of Latino brothers, one of whom is always the most dangerous person in the room, the other paralyzed in a wheelchair.

This could be Roberto Reyes and his brother Gabriel Reyes, who generally meet those descriptions.

The third is the tweet from Ming Na Wen where she makes reference to the Cavalry.

Some people are running with the idea that the mention of a horse is a reference to Ghost Rider.

the cavalry is back

Of course, we already have a character who uses flaming chains with Hellfire

Hellfire

And "The Cavalry" has been a nickname of Agent May since the first episode of the show, and historically, an army's cavalry is their horse mounted regiment.

This leaves us with only the matched physical descriptions of the new cast members, plus the reported confirmation by The Latino Review.

One of our sources has reached out to confirm that the rumors of Ghost Rider's introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- via ABC's Marvel series AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. -- are officially a done deal. -

TLR is typically a reliable news outlet with credible sources, but I'm not holding my breath on this one.

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