Agents of SHIELD: May Would Not Want To Be Director

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD is shaking things up this season, and that shakeup starts at the top with a new Director.

The new director is being played by actor Jason O'Mara, but there were many in the community who wanted Ming-Na Wen's Melinda May to assume the role.'s Ashley Robinson caught up to Wen at the Agents of SHIELD premiere and asked her if she would have any interest in running SHIELD, and if she feels burned being passed up for the position.

"No, I really, I mean I was actually really surprised when people started, you know, conjuring up the whole like Director May, Director May, because for me I think it's one of the things that she would least likely want to do."

When asked why she feels that way, Wen described her character's love of the field.

"Because then she has to really go by the books. She really has to ya know, take care of any circumstances that occur within the confines of a rulebook, and that's just not May. May wants to be out in the field more, and I think as a director you would be doing that less and it would be more administrative stuff. She's not a suit."


In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack, and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. Agent May is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz and Simmons have taken a big step forward in their relationship.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD premieres tonight on ABC.