Marvel Television and ABC have officially confirmed the secret identity of the new director of SHIELD in the fourth season of “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”.
Jason O’Mara debuted in last week’s episode and revealed he was an Inhuman named Jeffrey. Entertainment Weekly has now confirmed fan speculation that O’Mara is playing Jeffrey Mace, a Golden Age character who in the comics operated under the superhero name the Patriot and also became the third Captain America.
The showrunners are putting their own spin on Mace’s character for the series, executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen telling the mag: “We are excited to have the Patriot joining our show, a character who has existed in Marvel Comics for 70 years. Jason O’Mara brings a perfect balance of charm, mystery, heroism and humor.”
No word if O’Mara will ever get to don the costume of The Patriot in the series. “Agents of SHIELD” continues on Tuesdays at 10pm.