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Emily VanCamp Discusses the Return of Sharon Carter and the Power Broker Theories

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Episode 3 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier saw the return of Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter. The last time we saw her in the MCU was back in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War when she went against orders to aid Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers.

Her character then went on the run, and the actress admitted that she thought her time in the MCU was over. That was until Marvel Studios rang her while she was shooting the Fox medical series The Resident. They offered her the chance to reprise the role alongside fellow Civil War stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for Disney+. VanCamp reveals that “you always answer” when Marvel calls.

Many viewers of last Friday’s episode titled “Power Broker” will have noticed that the returning Sharon Carter was very different to the one we last met. In previous films, Sharon appeared as an idealistic young S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who was eager to do the right thing. After spending years on the run, Carter is now holed up in the fictional nation of Madripoor. She lives in a swanky penthouse that doubles as her warehouse for all of the stolen art that she now sells. She also seems to be very well connected to the nation’s criminal underworld. This has led to theories that Sharon Carter could be the series’ main antagonist, the mysterious Power Broker.

In a recent interview with Variety, Emily VanCamp was asked about her return to the MCU and what is next for Sharon Carter. When asked specifically about the theory that Sharon Carter is the Power Broker, VanCamp was unsurprisingly reluctant to give away any clues.

Well, that’s a good question. I mean, the Power Broker could be anybody. Also, there are several characters that have yet to be seen. So, I mean, I can’t say anything.

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VanCamp was also asked how Marvel pitched Sharon Carter in TFatWS to her:

When [executive producer] Nate Moore called to pitch the idea, what I love is he’s been on the journey, too, and I think had a very similar perspective as to what we’ve seen and we haven’t seen for Sharon. Because obviously, she’s had to be on the run. We don’t know where she’s been. All of these kind of crazy ideas to explore.

The actress was then asked how she had prepared for the role once she had read the scripts as to who Sharon could be and her motivations. VanCamp revealed that ultimately, Sharon’s goal is to return home and how she is stuck in a “pirate land”.

I think for Sharon, the biggest goal — as you see in Episode 3 and we’ll continue to see — is she wants to be pardoned. She’s been on the run. Enough is enough. She’s sacrificed enough. And — if I’m talking about reading the scripts in sequence — that’s her main goal, and rightfully so. She comes from this bloodline of agents and has this tremendous love for her life that she had, and now she’s stuck in this sort of pirate land, and doing things that she’s probably not really wanted to do.”

VanCamp went on to talk more about Sharon Carter’s goal in the series:

So I think that’s her main goal, to get back to some semblance of the life that she had, if that’s even possible. I mean, that was my biggest take. This is her ticket. She sees [Sam and Bucky], and as much as in her mind there are many reasons that she would just want to lash out and ruin their lives, they’re also a ticket for her to get her life back. So that’s an interesting dynamic to see as well.

After her appearance in episode 3, it’s clear that Sharon Carter has changed from when we last saw her. Hopefully, the series will fill in some of the blanks and reveal exactly how she got into the position we now find her in, especially if she does turn out to be the Power Broker.

You can watch all three episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier today on Disney+. Episode 4 of the series will release this Friday, April 9th.

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Dave Horobin
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Formerly the Social Media Manager and a writer for TrueAchievements (the world's leading Xbox website) and now attempting to use some of what I learned on a new project. Lover of most MCU films and TV shows, football, gaming and tech.

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