The highly anticipated fourth season premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. aired on DirecTV on Tuesday. The fourth season premiere hints that the season will follow a much darker tone and will be slightly different from the previous seasons.
The highlight of premiere was the debut of actor Gabriel Luna, who plays the Marvel comic superhero Robbie Reyes aka Ghost Rider. Nicolas Cage played the role of Ghost Rider in the cinematic universe previously. However, Marvel is determined to reboot the character and make him a series regular. Here are some of the Easter eggs you might have missed in the premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4.
A Link To Doctor Strange
Every one of us assumed that the first episode of season 4, which was titled as “The Ghost” was a reference to the Ghost Rider. However, we might have to think differently after watching the show, as the title actually refers to a creepy, mysterious spirit who drives men to murder.
Comic book fans might have guessed that the dark and dangerous mystifying spirit is actually a member from a group of villains known as the Zealots. The Zealots and their main leader, Kaecilius, will appear on Marvel’s upcoming movie, Doctor Strange, which is scheduled to hit the screens on November 4.
Skye Struggles To Control Her Powers
Another major plot point covered in the season premiere was related to Chloe Bennet’s, Daisy Johnson/Skye. The segment, which featured Skye, revealed that she is still struggling to control her powers and the overuse of her powers is fracturing her bones.
The wrist-gauntlets designed by Jemma Simmons had helped her to minimize the damages while using her abilities. Though Daisy, who is publicly known as Quake now, had learned to control her abilities by centering her emotions in Afterlife, season 4 premier shows that her struggles with her own powers are still on.
Revised Origin Of Ghost Rider
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has chosen a different and revised origin for Robbie Reyes’ Ghost Rider and it is quite a lot different from Marvel’s comic version. In the comic version, Robbie Reyes becomes Ghost Rider after being possessed by his murderous uncle. However, the TV show premier did not reveal what Robbie traded with Mephisto the devil.
The confrontation scene between Robbie Reyes and Daisy Johnson aka Quake was excellent and the scene revealed that Robbie observed and understood that there is a bit of devil presence inside Quake. The next episodes of season 4 might get us deeper into the origin of Ghost Rider.
These are three of the main Easter Eggs we found in the season 4 premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Don’t forget, the show now airs Tuesdays 10/9c on ABC (channel no. 15 on DirecTV).