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One Direction's Zayn Malik inspired All-New Ghost Rider design

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One Direction's Zayn Malik was the inspiration for the All-New Ghost Rider design.

Marvel Comics editor Mark Paniccia told The Sun (via Heatworld) that he pictured Robbie Reyes as a "beefier version" of Malik.

All-New Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes

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All-New Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes


"Physically strong, with a quiet, troubled expression, kind of boyish," he added.

Paniccia briefed series creators Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore on his vision for the Malik likeness.

Zayn Malik
One Direction appear on  'El Hormiguero' TV show at Vertice Studios
Madrid, Spain

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Malik is a self-proclaimed comic book fan, having recently visited Marvel Studios. He also sports a 'zap!' tattoo on his arm.

All-New Ghost Rider will see the Spirit of Vengeance swap his usual motorcycle for a car.

All-New Ghost Rider #1

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All-New Ghost Rider #1


The character was portrayed by Nicolas Cage in two films.

All-New Ghost Rider #1 has been delayed until March 26 due to a printing/distribution issue.

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