With Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D‘s fourth season, the Ghost Rider was introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Played by Gabriel Luna, Robbie Reyes drives a charger that lights on fire and has been making life miserable for S.H.I.E.L.D.
In last night’s episode, however, there was a big reveal regarding Reyes’ origin that could potentially influence the MCU in various ways. While in a S.H.I.E.L.D containment module, Reyes talked about how he gained his powers. When he and his brother took his uncle’s car (the charger) out for a ride, someone drove up to them and shot at them, causing an accident which actually killed Robbie and heavily injured his brother. Although dead, Robbie prayed that someone would save his brother’s life, which was when a mysterious bike rider showed up and brought Robbie back to life by giving him his Ghost Rider powers. That bike rider also had a fiery skull.
It probably is just what you think: there are two Ghost Riders in the MCU, and it is more than likely that the other one is the iconic Johnny Blaze. If Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D does ever cross over with the movies or the Netflix shows, we could see the Ghost Rider take on Captain America or Iron Fist!