‘His Name is Donny Blaze, He’s a Magician’: She-Hulk Head Writer Jessica Gao Trolls fans, Says Show Will Have a Very ‘Different’ Ghost Rider

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Although She-Hulk is only a few days away from getting her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the head writer of the show has already addressed a major rumor running around the show. Following an interesting detail in one of the frames of the She-Hulk teaser, there was buzz that Ghost Rider might make a surprise appearance in the upcoming Disney+ series.

She-Hulk rumors related to Johnny Blaze not true
A clip of She-Hulk hinted at Johnny Blaze’s appearance in MCU

Keeping in mind the detailing that Marvel Studios does in its movies to portray a valid connection among everything made the fans even more excited that they may find the fiery skull-headed anti-hero for the first time in the MCU. But things don’t turn out to be so good as now the writer of the show leads to something else.

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No Johnny Blaze in She-Hulk

Earlier it was reported that She-Hulk will mark the appearance of Johnny Blaze
This scene from the teaser raised speculations about Johnny Blaze’s entrance into MCU

Earlier this month when Marvel released a teaser of the upcoming She-Hulk: Attorney At Law starring Tatiana Maslany, it raised major speculations regarding Johnny Blaze aka Ghost Rider’s appearance in the MCU. In one of the scenes of the teaser, the fans spotted a glimpse of something called Johnny Blaze in the background.

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While the surname Blaze was clearly visible in the teaser, the first name was not clear if it was Johnny or Donny. But a blurry image of a man around a magical fiery aura made the fans believe in their theories of Ghost Rider. Now finally the head writer of the show Jessica Gao sheds some light on this as she confirms that it is not Johnny Blaze but Donny:


“He’s not Ghost Rider — his name is Donny Blaze,” Gao told Deadline. “He is a magician named Donny Blaze.”

The She-Hulk writer further explained that he just picked a name like that and there’s no actual connection between him with the Ghost Rider:

“This is just a magician who picked a stage name that he thought was going to get a lot of attention. He’s a big character in his episode but he is not Ghost Rider.”

Thereby the writer shuts all the rumors related to Ghost Rider and hence we will have to wait for some more time till any official updates come out regarding the character.

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Will Johnny Blaze appear anytime in MCU soon?

Ryan Gosling wants to play Ghost Rider
Earlier Ryan Gosling showed interest in playing Ghost Rider

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Even though we still owe any official announcement or updates regarding the character of Ghost Rider in MCU but some times earlier the internet went high on theories and speculations when Ryan Gosling showed interest in playing the Spirit of Vengeance. Even adding more fuel to the fire, Kevin Feige stated that he would love to give The Gray Man actor a place in MCU:

“Gosling’s unbelievable. Ryan is amazing…I’d love to find a place for him in the MCU. He’s dressed up as Ken on Venice Beach and gets more press than giant movies coming out that weekend. It’s amazing.”

So it is not the first time at all that Johnny Blaze is getting so much attention in MCU. Even there were reports that The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus wants to helm the role of Ghost Rider. It can be said that although we don’t have a confirmed yes, the project might be in some part of the development phase in the studio.


She-Hulk: Attorney At Law starring Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Jameela Jamil, and Tim Roth is going to hit Disney+ on 18th August 2022

Source: Deadline

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.