Hulu has decided to drop the standalone live-action series adaptation of Marvel’s “Ghost Rider”. The canceled show was supposed to star Gabriel Luna who appeared as the titular character in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The anti-hero was introduced in the show’s fourth season.
Luna has confirmed that the spinoff will not be moving forward. In an Instagram post, the actor addressed the issue with a photo of the comic book character holding a thumbs up. In the post’s caption, Luna expressed his gratitude to fans who supported his character. The actor then wrote:
“The news was surprising, but I’ve always known that the nature of this business is that until you’re there, on the day, doing the thing it could still go away. Even then, that next day on the job ain’t guaranteed.” See his post below:
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To everyone who loves Robbie and Ghost Rider, THANK YOU. I’ve had the time of my life playing those two guys and I was ready to rock on the new show. The news was surprising, but I’ve always known that the nature of this business is that until you’re there, on the day, doing the thing it could still go away. Even then, that next day on the job ain’t guaranteed. Thanks to Loeb, @marvel, @felipesmithart and everyone who helped bring Robbie to life on the page and the screen. 🔥💀🔥 I’m focused now on our promotions for @terminator. We’ll be bringing Terminator:Dark Fate to theatres in just over a month! Hope to see everyone there when it opens on The Day of The Dead, Nov. 1st! 🤖💀🤖
Hulu announced the development of the series back in May. Variety reported that the subscription video service didn’t push through with the show due to creative differences.
Ghost Rider is a fan favorite among avid Marvel Comics readers. He was brought to the big screen back in 2007. The film adaptation of the same name starred Nicholas Cage and Eva Mendes was well received by audiences and spawned a sequel that premiered in 2012.
Without Ghost Rider, Hulu still has one more Marvel series in its sleeves. The upcoming show “Helstrom” is slated for a 2020 premiere on the online streaming service. It is also currently airing “Runaways” which will enter its third season in December.
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.