Captain America: Civil War Will Bring Back Another Familiar Face

For Captain America: Civil War, directors Joe and Anthony Russo are bringing back multiple players from their time on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This list already includes the likes of Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, and Anthony Mackie, but now it's been confirmed that yet another star will be returning to the line-up: Emily VanCamp.

Deadline has gotten word from their sources that the actress will be back to play Sharon Carter a.k.a. Agent 13 in Captain America: Civil War. At this time, it's unclear exactly how Carter will mix into the film's plot, or how large her role will be, but it is good news for the actress - especially because it was just revealed last week that her ABC series Revenge has been cancelled.

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we were introduced to Sharon Carter while she is living next door to the titular patriotic hero. While she claims to be a nurse, she is actually an undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who has been assigned the task of watching over the super soldier. By the end of the film, it's hinted that Cap might just call her for a date (at the request of Black Widow), and it's shown that after the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. she joins the CIA.

There is actually plenty to potentially explore with the character of Sharon Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - specifically the special origin of her last name. In the comics, Sharon is the niece of Peggy Carter - also known as Captain America's lost love - but in Captain America: The Winter Soldier she is only referred to as "Kate" (her undercover name), and "Sharon." If he hasn't already figured it out in the time between Winter Soldier and Civil War, it should definitely be an interesting moment when Steve Rogers finds out who she is related to, and perhaps even more interesting to see how it winds up affecting the relationship from that point forward.

Great as it will be to see the stars of Winter Soldier again, however, Captain America: Civil War is also enlisting a number of new faces to the Captain America arm of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thus far, that list includes Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Daniel Bruhl, Martin Freeman, and Chadwick Boseman. That won't be the end of the new additions, however, as the film is still looking for the actor who will wind up playing the MCU's version of Spider-Man.

Production on Captain America: Civil War is actually already underway down in Atlanta, Georgia, and the massive film is expected to be filming for the next few months. As you might expect, we're already counting down the days until we can see the movie when it hits theaters on May 6, 2016.

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