Is MARVEL STUDIOS 'Leaning' Into MEPHISTO? GHOST RIDER Actor Says So

Mephisto
Mephisto
Credit: Marvel Comics
Mephisto
Mephisto
Credit: Marvel Comics

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Ghost Rider actor Gabriel Luna may have just dropped a majot hint about what's to come in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, namedropping one of Marvel's biggest mystical villains in a recent interview.

"We’re starting to tow the line and inch towards some ground that hasn’t been covered, but that is a huge part of the books themselves and the entire Marvel universe and the canon of Marvel’s assortment of characters," Luna told Collider. "What we haven’t touched on are things that can’t be explained perfectly by science. It’s a lot of really fun stuff that starts to lean into the world of Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider and Mephisto, and all of these other elements that also exist there, like ghouls and goblins and all sorts of cool things. We’re happy to be the ones to break the ice on that."

Luna's mention of Mephisto may be the first time the demonic villain's name has come up in relation to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's unclear whether Luna mentioned Mephisto simply as an element of Ghost Rider's comic book mythos, or if there may be some plans in place to bring the villain to the small screen. Mephisto was the villain of Nicolas Cage's first Ghost Rider movie, played by Peter Fonda.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday nights on ABC.

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