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.
VanCamp was also asked how Marvel pitched Sharon Carter in TFatWS to her:
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”.
VanCamp went on to talk more about Sharon Carter’s goal in the series:
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.