Newswire: Marvel confirms the identity of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s new director

When Marvel announced back in August that Jason O’Mara would be playing the new boss on Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., it came with a tease that he’d be a character whose “roots go back to the 1940s.” That pretty clearly implied some connection to Captain America, but it wasn’t clear what that connection would be until last week’s episode of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. indicated that O’Mara’s character is Jeffrey Mace—an old Marvel hero better known as the Patriot who briefly took the Captain America name. Now, as reported by Entertainment Weekly, Marvel has confirmed that O’Mara really is playing Jeffrey Mace, so everybody who accurately called it two months ago can give themselves a hearty pat on the back.

The big question here, though, is what O’Mara playing the Patriot actually means …

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