This is an interesting video in that it could fall in three categories: comics, television, and collectibles. We have Felipe Smith, co-creator of Robbie Reyes / Ghost Rider for Marvel Comics and Gabriel Luna, the actor who portrayed Robbie Reyes / Ghost Rider on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD being interviewed by Sideshow Collectibles as they show off the 1/6th Scale 2017 Toy Fair exclusive Hot Toys Ghost Rider figure based on the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD character.
Smith talks about getting into comics and being asked to create a new version of Ghost Rider, what the criteria was he was given and how he felt about Luna being cast. Luna talks about growing up reading comics, the audition process he went through when being cast and how he personalized his costume. And the two of them show what to do to make the figure authentic — and it involves Ghost Riders tongues.
It looks like Luna is wearing the same shirt he wore at Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con two weekends back, so it is likely that the pair went to Sideshow in film the video and then cruised over to the show, which is what lead to Luna’s surprise appearance. I asked him if we’d be seen Robbie again on the series soon, but he wouldn’t confirm nor deny — but he did say he would love to go back and play the character more.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns on December 8th at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.