Update: Following the official announcement and casting, the first glimpse of the Spirit of Vengeance has arrived. EW has released a short teaser to help get people excited for the debut of the newest character.

You can read the original report below.

In what is quite possibly the craziest thing to happen in Marvel Television, Ghost Rider – Robbie Reyes, not Johnny Blaze – is headed to the fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. After a few weeks of speculation that a train with chains on fire and the shows logo being used at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel has confirmed the arrival of the biggest comic character yet to debut on the series. Initially, we were skeptical that the train signified Ghost Rider, instead pointing to Hellfire and his similar flaming chain as the more likely option, signaling a bigger role for him next season. Then, when a rumor popped up yesterday that the deal was done for him to appear, the possibility became much more likely.

Ryan Penagos teased the arrival of Ghost Rider previous to the panel, by tweeting the following picture that covers up what appears to be Robbie’s car, which he uses instead of the more classic motorcycle.

When the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel finally began just moments ago, anticipation of this announcement was the biggest piece of news we expected to get. They held it until the final moments before revealing his inclusion in the following tweets-

As for how we know it is Robbie Reyes? Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writer Drew Greenberg seemed to confirm just that with the following comic book cover.

Ghost Rider’s inclusion is a tricky subject as the name could bring more people in to the series, but a limited TV budget and a less favorable time slot makes me wonder how well they will be able to adapt the character. S.H.I.E.L.D. has previously attempted to bring the likes of Mockingbird and Quake to life on the small screen, but both require a far smaller VFX budget. Is there a chance the Ghost Rider could ultimately spin-off onto his own series? I would not be surprised if that was the plan, but again, it did not work out the way we anticipated for Bobbi or Hunter either. Let us know what you think of the Robbie Reyes version of Ghost Rider joining the show in the comments below!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return for the fourth season Tuesday September 20th at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.

Source: Marvel.