‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’: Emily VanCamp Sees Marvel Fans’ Theories About the Power Broker

The sixth episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will premiere on Disney+ on April 23. The episode is expected to bring multiple storylines to a close. Of these storylines, Marvel fans are intrigued about the identity of the Power Broker.

So far, some fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe suspect that Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) could actually be the mystery character. While VanCamp cannot confirm the rumors, she recently acknowledged that she has seen fans’ theories about Sharon.

L-R Daniel Bruhl, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Emily VanCamp in 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier'
L-R: Daniel Bruhl, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Emily VanCamp in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ | Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios

What happened to Sharon Carter before ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

Before appearing in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sharon was a S.H.I.E.L.D agent in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and a CIA agent in Captain America: Civil War.

In Captain America: Civil War, Sharon helps Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) by retrieving his shield and the wings of Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) from the U.S. government.

For this, Sharon was labeled an enemy of the state and forced to go into hiding. While other heroes who helped Steve were pardoned by the U.S. government, Sharon was not. Instead, she settled in Madripoor, a criminal-run city where she makes a living trading illegal art.

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Sharon Carter is a different person in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

When Sam, Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), and Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) encounter Sharon in Madripoor in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, they find she no longer has a heroic outlook on life.

“So much has changed. Everything that used to motivate Sharon Carter is no longer. That’s pretty evident in Episode 3 off the bat, when we see her. Clearly Sharon’s been through it, and isn’t too happy about that,” VanCamp told Deadline.

She continued, “So whatever was driving her before, that loyalty to the government and to Cap, that sort of wide-eyed agent feeling that she gave off, it’s pretty stripped away at this point.”

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While Sharon clearly longs to return home to the U.S. in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, she has a jaded outlook on life because of how she was treated.

“Based on what some of these other characters have done, and have successfully been pardoned [for], I think it’s shocking she’s still on the run, that she’s still this fugitive, living in Madripoor, dealing in stolen art. It seems shocking to me, and equally shocking to her,” said VanCamp.

Some Marvel fans think Sharon Carter is the Power Broker

Ever since Sharon was reintroduced in the third episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, there has been speculation about her motives. Initially, she appears to help Sam and Bucky in their search to find the Power Broker, the person responsible for ordering the recreation of the Super Soldier Serum.

However, in the fifth episode, Sharon frees Marvel villain Georges Batroc (Georges St-Pierre) and hires him to work with the Flag Smashers. Toward the end of the episode, he claims to want to kill Sam.

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Because of Sharon’s criminal connections and the fact she appears to be pulling the strings behind the scenes, Marvel fans began to suspect she could be connected to the Power Broker or even be the Power Broker.

While speaking with Deadline, VanCamp admitted she has seen fans’ theories about Sharon being the Power Broker, but she did not confirm the theories.

“I can’t talk about anything… but I do love the theories swirling around,” she said.

Episode 6 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres on Disney+ on April 23.