Last week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. formally introduced us to Gabriel Luna‘s Robbie Reyes, the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s Ghost Rider, and we wouldn’t be too shocked if he eventually ends up with his own television series on ABC. Ghost Rider is also one of the more challenging special effects in the show’s history to date, which is demonstrated in a new video released by Marvel TV.
Via Comic Book Movie, Marvel’s official social accounts dropped the following video in which Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Kolpack briefly explains some of the steps that the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. special effects team have taken to bring Robbie’s supernatural alter ego to life. Unsurprisingly, Luna’s performance as Ghost Rider was motion captured with a specially designed helmet for his facial expressions.
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“I designed a hood that has L.E.D.s on it,” says Kolpack in the clip. “It can actually adjust different color temperatures, so we have something yellow that actually works very nicely and gives a flicker so the jacket is lit up. Because it would be lit up if he [were] a light source.” Kolpack went on to describe the subtle touches that were used to convey Luna’s expressions to let the audience emotionally relate to Ghost Rider.
Marvel also released a preview scene from next Tuesday’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which finds Daisy Johnson lightly taunting Robbie at his day job and he’s just not having it. In response, Robbie not-so-subtly threatens to unleash the Ghost Rider on her.
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