Source: Marvel Television

Entertainment Weekly has exclusively released the first photo of actor Gabriel Luna as Ghost Rider in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The actor can be seen with a cooler head, showing the face of Ghost Rider’s true identity (for this show, at least) — Robbie Reyes. Executive producer Jed Whedon commented on the series’ design and approach to Ghost Rider in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“As always, we are going to put our own spin on the character. We are staying true to the comics in the places where we feel like it’s really important — we love the character’s family dynamic and the East L.A. kid in him.”

Whedon also discussed the timely introduction of Ghost Rider now that things are about to get much weirder in the MCU.

“It started out with a guy building a suit using science, and then we met aliens that are the origin of the myths behind some of our gods, and this year Doctor Strange comes out. We’re opening it up even further to the world of things we don’t totally understand, or as Thor says, ‘Magic is science that we don’t understand.’ Well, we’re getting into some very, very fancy science.”

Executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen continued that thought, explaining that Ghost Rider will not purely be a product of magic.

“Our team will definitely be trying to science this guy with the flaming skull.”

I think Gabriel Luna looks great in this costume and look forward to seeing the Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this season, which premieres on September 20 at 10:00pm ET on ABC.

What do you think of the new Ghost Rider costume? Let me know in the comments!