Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may have answered the burning question at Comic-Con, to confirm (a) Ghost Rider inbound, but left on the table was the mysterious new “Director” teased by the Season 3 finale. Now, Season 4 confirms Terra Nova star (and Batman voice!) Jason O’Mara has landed the gig, potentially tying back to the Agent Carter era.

Via TVline, ‘OMara joins Season 4 in the unnamed role of S.H.I.E.L.D’s new Director, notably a character “whose Marvel roots go back to the 1940s.” Say, wasn’t that around the time we last left Agent Carter and co.? Just throwin’ it out there. Says Marvel of the addition:

Bringing Jason into the mix as the New Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. forces everyone, particularly Coulson, to reevaluate their role in the Agency. Jason has both the physical presence and acting dynamics that will connect with and challenge even the most loyal agent.

Elsewhere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, we know Gabriel Luna has joined in the role of Robbie Reyes, the Marvel NOW! iteration of Ghost Rider. The fall premiere will also introduce the MCU’s rendition of Life Model Decoys, and was said to skew darker in its new 10:00 P.M. timeslot, amusingly enough with equal-opportunity sideboob.

We’ll see for ourselves when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 premieres in its new timeslot on September 20, but what do we make of the new director?


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