Season four of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has jumped out to a fast start largely due to the addition of Gabriel Luna and his passionate performance as Robbie Reyes / Ghost Rider. Through the first few weeks of the season, fan reaction is overwhelmingly very positive regarding the show but more specifically everything about Ghost Rider.
While Luna’s performance and the sick visual effects (thanks to VFX Supervisor Mark Kolpack and his team) get most of the attention, Ghost Rider would be nothing without his ride. The latest incarnation of Ghost Rider (created by Felipe Smith) rocks a suped up 1969 Dodge Charger. While “Lucy” as she is called looks amazing with the VFX flames all over her, there is a real car under all of that fire – TWO of them actually.
Not only are there two Lucys (one that gets more beat up in the action shots, and one that is more detailed inside and out for the closeup shots, as Kolpack told us at the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere in Los Angeles) but Bob Hartwig and his company MovieMachines got them both ready in just three weeks! In a recent interview with The Aficionauto, Hartwig went into detail about how they accomplished such an incredible feat.
Moviemachines is a new company started by Hartwig in 2015. You can really appreciate the work that his team did when you see a shot of one of the cars when it first arrived at their shop.
From the looks of the video, the cars were pretty gutted, and totally restored to their current beauty as you see in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Hartwig’s crew also added assassin bars, and the huge blower that juts out of the hood of the car is totally fake. But because of how they installed it, the blower looks completely functional.
How fast is Lucy exactly? We’re not sure but in episode 4×04 that airs next week on October 18th, she’s in for a challenge as she goes up against Lola!
Keep tuning in to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesdays for more of Lucy and Ghost Rider!