Compared to Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) is a totally different character in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Sharon was not pardoned by the U.S. government, and as a result, she lives in the criminal-run city, Madripoor.
Sharon’s new life has led some Marvel fans to suspect that she is the mysterious Power Broker. In an interview with Deadline, VanCamp addressed the rumors and shared her feelings about Sharon’s new storyline.
[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Episode 5 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.]
Sharon Carter is an outlaw in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’
After aiding Steve Rogers/Captain America in Captain America: Civil War, Sharon went into hiding. Unlike superheroes who received pardons from the government for helping Steve, Sharon was forced to remain on the run.
In the third episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), and Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) discover Sharon is living in Madripoor.
When the three encounter Sharon, they find out that Sharon has abandoned her heroic nature and instead makes money trading illegal art. She is also shown to have villainous connections.
In the fifth episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sharon hires Georges Batroc (Georges St-Pierre) to work with the Flag Smashers, and he claims to want to kill Sam.
What Emily VanCamp thinks of Sharon Carter’s storyline
Before The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sharon was a dedicated government agent. She cared a lot about her job and her moral duty, and she idolized heroes like Captain America.
While Sharon is living an affluent life in Madripoor, VanCamp shares that what Sharon truly wants is to be pardoned so she can return home to the U.S.
“She has not had the easiest of times. Even though she’s thriving in this environment, it’s not what she would have wanted. She’s very much seeking that pardon, that’s where we find her,” VanCamp told Deadline.
VanCamp also revealed that she finds Sharon’s treatment by the U.S. government to be “shocking.”
“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,” she said.
Some ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ fans think Sharon Carter is the Power Broker
Sam, Bucky, and Zemo originally go to Madripoor to find the person responsible for recreating the Super Soldier Serum. They learn that the person they are looking for is someone called the Power Broker.
Because of Sharon’s criminal connections and newfound lifestyle, some Marvel fans began to suspect that Sharon could be the Power Broker. While speaking with Deadline, VanCamp admitted she has seen the theories.
“I can’t talk about anything… but I do love the theories swirling around,” she told Deadline.
Episode 6 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres on Disney+ on April 23.