Gabriel Luna isn't the biggest name in Hollywood. However, the 40-year-old has played a number of memorable roles over the years. One of these roles was as Robbie Reyes aka Ghost Rider in the television series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Now, six years after his stint on that show, Luna has revealed he is interested in reprising the role. Luna made this revelation during a recent interview with Forbes.
When he was asked about his interest, he responded, "Oh, I love that character. It was really special. It had only come into existence in 2014 [Ghost Rider], created by Felipe Smith, and then it was in 2016 that we did the show and literally not a day goes by that somebody doesn’t ask me about it."
Luna went on to state his belief that fans still desire to see the character on their screens. In his words, "It feels like the demand may be there and if the creative is there and it makes sense… I think with Marvel right now, it’s so intricately woven that it would be a few years out if they started to think about it, to do the character. I’m always open."
During the interview, Luna revealed he used to be scared about reprising their role. According to him, he was happy with what he did on the show and the fact that audiences loved it. Because of this, he was hesitant to reprise the role as it would mean an opportunity to "screw it up."
Now, he is in a different place and is open to the role, especially "if it’s a great story." Luna further revealed that he is in peak physical shape and ready to go immediately if Marvel calls him.
Luna was in talks with Hulu to reprise his role as the character in a standalone Ghost Rider series. However, the show never materialized because some of the people involved could not agree on a creative direction.
Luna, and fans of his character, will be hoping he can still feature as the character in some way. Given Marvel’s recent policy of incorporating characters from its outsourced IPs, including The Punisher and Daredevil, Luna’s return is a possibility. However, it remains to be seen if it will become a reality someday.
Luna recently starred in HBO’s critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic drama series The Last of Us as Tommy Miller. Up next, he will star in the Netflix spy-adventure television series FUBAR as the antagonist to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Luke Brunner. Apart from Luna and Schwarzenegger, FUBAR will also star Jay Baruchel, Monica Barbaro, and Travis Van Winkle, among others.
FUBAR, short for Fucked Up Beyond Recognition/Repair, will make its debut on May 25.