The latest She-Hulk teaser features a subtle nod to Johnny Blaze, the first Ghost Rider, but is the character actually in the upcoming MCU series? Excitement is building for the She-Hulk Disney+ TV show, with Marvel teasing a surprising number of cameos at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. In addition to the return of Bruce Banner's Hulk, the series will also feature appearances from Wong, Abomination, and even the return of Daredevil.

The latest promos have begun to shine a light on the overarching narrative, with the most recent video revealing She-Hulk will get her powers after a car crash with her cousin Bruce Banner exposes her to his Gamma-irradiated blood. This seems to be all it takes to grant Jennifer Walters abilities of her own, although it's unclear whether a similar exposure would affect someone not genetically related to Bruce. She-Hulk loves to break the fourth wall in the comics, and the promo likewise features a delightful shot in which she seems to be mocking Marvel for their dependence on cameos in the marketing.

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The She-Hulk promo also might have secretly teased yet another cameo. One shot of Wong using his powers on a stage features a poster that bears the name "Johnny Blaze," familiar to comic readers as the stunt cyclist who became the first Ghost Rider. The poster clearly shows a man's face, too, meaning when the relevant episode is released viewers will presumably finally know what the MCU's much-needed first Ghost Rider looks like. The presence of that poster may even mean there will be an actual cameo.

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She-Hulk shot showing a poster of Jonny Blaze

Moon Knight arguably set up Ghost Rider, confirming the existence of afterlife dimensions, meaning it's entirely possible that there is also the kind of Hell dimensions traditionally associated with Ghost Rider and the Spirit of Vengeance he hosts. But the actual debut of Ghost Rider would be a thrilling development for the MCU, potentially contributing to a mystical art that appears to be setting up the Midnight Sons, Marvel's supernatural superhero team that traditionally includes the likes of Ghost Rider and Blade. Speaking at SDCC, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige appeared to hint there are different "branches" of the MCU growing out, from the street-level heroes like Spider-Man and Daredevil to the cosmic superheroes, as well as to the supernatural. This really is the perfect time to introduce the MCU's Ghost Rider.

Ironically, this will likely contribute to the ongoing debate over whether the legacy Marvel Television shows, such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., should be considered canon to the mainstream MCU. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 introduced its own Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes, played by Gabriel Luna, and details of his arc suggested Johnny Blaze had already been the Ghost Rider in the MCU and had relinquished the Spirit of Vengeance to Reyes. That wouldn't fit at all with Johnny Blaze's debut as the MCU's Ghost Rider, furthering the argument that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is part of another timeline. Still, most viewers will no doubt focus on the face on that poster, excited to see Ghost Rider enter the MCU courtesy of She-Hulk.

2022-07-27T16:01:59.000Z

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