Marvel Cinematic Universe
|Location:||Brooklyn, New York City, New York|
|First:||"Now Is Not the End"|
|Actor:||Chad Michael Murray|
Jack Thompson is a fictional Federal agent and a supporting character featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe multimedia franchise. Played by actor Chad Michael Murray, he made appearances on the 2015 ABC miniseries Agent Carter.
Jack Thompson was a young American man who enlisted in the United States Army and served during World War II. By the close of the war, Jack was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. While the rest of his platoon slept, Jack took note of a group of Japanese soldiers advancing on his position. Unaware that they were actually carrying the white flag of surrender, Jack gunned them all down. He buried the white flag to conceal the dishonorable nature of his actions.
After the war, Jack joined the Strategic Scientific Reserve. He was based out of New York City and worked under the command of Roger Dooley. Jack was full of bluster and bravado and visited his machismo upon anyone in his path whether they be peer or perp. He had a very patronizing attitude towards fellow agent Peggy Carter, whom he regarded as little more than the office sandwich girl. He even took measure to make a male agent named Daniel Souza feel inadequate by occasionally making remarks about his permanent leg injury. Thompson's greatest asset to the SSR however was in the interrogation room. More than any other agent, he had a natural talent for squeezing information out of a suspect through bullying and perseverance.
Agent Carter discovered the true measure of Thompson's character when Jack was assigned to accompany her on a mission to Berlin, Germany with the Howling Commandos. While there, Jack confessed to her the truth about his actions during the war.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Jack Thompson is exclusive to the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Agent Carter television series. At the time that the series first aired, Jack Thompson did not have a counterpart in the mainstream Marvel Universe.
- On Agent Carter, Jack's main responsibilities in 1946 was to track down and apprehend Howard Stark, whom the SSR had believed was selling weapons technology to foreign powers.