ABC and Marvel have released the official synopsis for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, and it teases the role of Ghost Rider. As the synopsis hints, it's still unclear whether he'll be a friend or foe to Agent Coulson and the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D, but it looks like he will be "roaring into their lives" as a junkyard mechanic.
The synopsis also reveals that S.H.I.E.L.D. is once again a legitimate organization. A new director is also taking the reigns of the show.
Check out the full synopsis below:
In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the team were driven more than ever to put an end to the Hydra organization. Little did they know that they were up against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced – an extremely powerful Inhuman, Hive, who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward. The team was able to thwart and kill Hive and take down Hydra, but they are all still mourning the death of fellow agent and Inhuman, Lincoln Campbell.
In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director (Jason O’Mara) to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack (Henry Simmons), and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. They have been trying to track down and capture Daisy (Chloe Bennet), aka Quake, who has gone rogue in an attempt to atone for sins from the past. But with the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new Director has no qualms about taking her down for good. Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) have taken a big step forward in their relationship. But with Simmons’ new promotion as Special Advisor to the Director in Science and Technology, Fitz, as well as her former team members, finds it hard to confide in or trust her since she’s now the Director’s confidant.
Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) will roar into the lives of Agent Coulson and the team as a junkyard mechanic who can turn on a dime into the terrifying Ghost Rider. Will Robbie be a friend or foe to S.H.I.E.L.D. – as well as the world, itself? Meanwhile, Fitz discovers that socially awkward genius and friend Dr. Radcliffe (John Hannah) has started putting the finishing touches on a new, secret invention.
The synopsis confirms that the Ghost Rider appearing in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be the Marvel NOW! version of the character, Robbie Reyes. Reyes became the Ghost Rider following a a misunderstanding that resulted in being gunned down in the streets. He was revived by the ghost of Eli Morrow, his estranged uncle and Satanic serial killer. Permanently linked with the Spirit of Vengeance, Robbie satiates Eli's thirst for murder by killing only those with evil souls. When he is not in his Ghost Rider form, Robbie takes care of Gabe, his developmentally disabled brother, and goes to high school.
The new season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will premiere this September.