In its 12-year history, the MCU has come a long way, and it continues to change as legendary characters are welcomed back into the fold. Marvel’s early financial difficulties have been widely documented, leading to the selling of film rights for numerous characters to different studios. Slowly but steadily, these characters are making their way back to Marvel.
Ghost Rider had a delightful revival in the form of Robbie Reyes, played by Gabriel Luna in season three of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D when the rights were returned back to Marvel. With the Marvel Television version of Robbie Reyes no longer on the show, Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios are in charge of Ghost Rider’s destiny. His future resides inside the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe since Ghost Rider will be joining the fold sooner rather than later. According to reports, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is in discussions to lead a Ghost Rider project with Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer. While no official confirmation has been given, this appears to be a positive step forward.
Will there be a series or movie for Ghost Rider?
When it comes to bringing the Stranger Things creators to the MCU, the first question is whether a Ghost Rider project would be a film or a series. Marvel Studios has recently begun bringing in lesser-known characters via Disney+, such as She-Hulk and Moon Knight. The creators of Stranger Things, Matt and Ross Duffer, are already familiar with the rituals of streaming series, so it’s probable that’s how Ghost Rider will be addressed.
However, it’s likely that the creators of Stranger Things may use Ghost Rider as a necessary step to feature films. The Duffer Brothers have only directed one feature film (2015’s Hidden) as of 2022; while they may be extremely successful in the streaming television world, it’s unclear if they desire to make the leap to feature films. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now the launch pad for some of the most significant films in history, so it might be a great step forward for the creators of Stranger Things.
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Both Netflix and Marvel Studios are in a period of change as they strive to figure out how to climb to the top of the streaming platform hill. It’s understandable that Marvel would want a piece of the Stranger Things magic, and Ghost Rider would be an excellent choice for the Duffer Brothers. With Ghost Rider nearly making his first appearance for the MCU in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, only time will tell when fans will be able to watch the character on the big (or small?) screen.