Report: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Casting an LMD... and ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER?

"All-New Ghost Rider" cover by Tradd Moore
Credit: Tradd Moore (Marvel Comics)

TVLine reports that ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has sent out casting call notices for three characters: one is identified as an LMD (Life Model Decoy) named Aida, while the other two unnamed roles sound suspiciously like All-New Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes and his brother Gabe.

"This much I can tell you: LMDs are happening. Specifically, the ABC series at this time is looking to cast the recurring role of Aida, a “very attractive” robot (because after all, why make a homely one?) who moves about quite naturally but speaks a bit formally, like Iron Man’s Jarvis," said TVLine's Matt Webb Mitovich, citing an unnamed source. "Also to be introduced in Season 4: a pair of Latino brothers, one of whom is always the most dangerous person in the room, the other paralyzed in a wheelchair."

All-New Ghost Rider, which ran for 12 issues beginning in March 2014, featured two Latino brothers, Robbie and Gabe, with the latter confined to a wheelchair. The duo were created by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore, although they haven't appeared since the Secret Wars-era Ghost Racers series.

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In mid-June, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Facebook page revealed that some San Diego light rain trains would feature an advertisement for the show - with flaming chains, no less - for the upcoming Comic-Con International: San Diego. Although Ghost Rider is best known for flaming chains, at the time the train graphic was thought to represent Hellfire, an Inhuman who uses flaming chains and had appeared previously on the ABC series.

Although Sony (under its subsidary Columbia Pictures) produced two Ghost Rider films in the past, Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige confirmed in 2013 that the rights had reverted back to Marvel along with Luke Cage and the Punisher - the latter, from Lionsgate. Both Luke Cage and the Punisher went on to appear in Marvel's Netflix television shows.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fourth season is scheduled to begin September 20 on ABC.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story stated Hellfire had not appeared on the show. We apologize for the error.

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