The plan to have a Ghost Rider television series fell through last month to the dismay of fans worldwide. The alleged TV show’s cancelation led to musings online that Marvel shows was going to meet its end, and with Kevin Feige being named the new Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, it seemed like the online speculations had some weight to it.
Daniel Richtman, one of the more reliable industry insiders, went to Twitter to shed some vague light on the Ghost Rider situation in Marvel, stating that even though there was no news regarding a clear future for the burning skull, he said that Feige wanted to add him to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Richtman had seemed to go all-in on the idea that Ghost Rider will indeed be joining the MCU in the future noting that in his tweet he said that it was only a matter of time before Feige tapped the character and made use of him on the big screen.
The original plan for the Ghost Rider TV show is that it was supposed to be a spin-off of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Marvel’s most prolific show on television to this day even though the only thing connecting the supposed two shows was actor Gabriel Luna who portrayed Ghost Rider in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D in a handful of episodes.
Lots of people have thought long and hard why Hulu canceled the show but it pretty much boils down to a simple reason: creative differences. Almost nothing is known what these differences were, but this happens all the time in television and in film, even if the product is popular or economically successful in other forms of media.
No news coming and not a tease I just heard again that Feige really want him in the MCU. So something is for sure gonna happen with Ghost Rider in the MCU only a matter of time. https://t.co/wgvb5CdZ7o
— Daniel Richtman #BlackLivesMatter (@DanielRPK) October 27, 2019
Deadline reported a couple of months ago that Hulu and the Ghost Rider creative team was snagged in a creative standoff that they were not able to resolve in time before a decision was made. The two sides decided to not continue with the project given these differences.
Ghost Rider became a cult hit when it was premiered back in 2007 with Nicholas Cage starring as the titular character. It had its fair share of success given that Cage’s performance was well, Cagey (you get that, right?) but fell into the proverbial sequel hell. Now Marvel has the opportunity to bring the burning skull back into his former glory if or when they decide to bring him into the ranks of the new MCU team.