The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has finally completed shooting and will air on Disney+ sometime in the first half of 2021.
It’s been a longer than expected wait for fans eager to see the consequences of Steve Rogers deciding to pass the mantle of Captain America to Sam Wilson and along the way, we’ve learned quite a bit about the show. For one, we know that the government isn’t happy about Sam being the new Cap and have their own candidate lined up. This is Wyatt Russell’s John Walker (aka U.S. Agent), who fans of the comics will know isn’t the most stable super soldier around.
Now, one more piece of the puzzle might have fallen into place with the emergence of leaked merchandise. Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter has been confirmed to return for some time, making this her first MCU appearance since 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. We last saw her helping Steve Rogers’ team in that movie, hinting that the former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent might have also become a fugitive. This seems to be confirmed via the merch below, which shows her with “WANTED” written across her face.
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This is a bit of a mystery, though, as those that sided with Rogers during Civil War appear to have been pardoned after Infinity War. We know that Sharon Carter was a victim of the Snap, however, and was resurrected in 2023 during the finale of Endgame. Perhaps this means, then, that any outstanding criminal activity on her record hasn’t yet been expunged? Or maybe she’s continued to commit acts of insurrection against the government and by the time the show kicks off, she’s still on the run and wanted, requiring the help of the titular heroes?
Whatever the case, it’ll be interesting to see what her relationship with our two leads in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be, and she may shed more light on Rogers’ decision to remain in the past with her grandmother after returning the Infinity Stones.