Why Falcon And The Winter Soldier Made Sharon Carter A Villain

In the final episode of Marvel’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we learned that it was Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) acting as the Power Broker in Madripoor. While that was definitely one ongoing theory among fans throughout the series, it was still a surprise to see the former agent of SHIELD–and close ally of Steve Rogers–had gone rogue. However, it also makes sense given everything she’s been through.

Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Sharon was viewed by the government as an enemy–as was a large portion of the Avengers. And while the superhero team wound up regaining their status in the MCU, Sharon wasn’t so lucky. It was an easy story to tell for Falcon and the Winter Soldier head writer Malcolm Spellman.

“It was a conversation with Marvel and it came from us really litigating what Sharon’s life has been Since Civil War,” he told GameSpot. “And I think there was no way to avoid it, you know? She was banished and an outcast by the government institutions that she’s always worked for.”

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Author: Chris E. Hayner