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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a fascinating place right now, as we're in the interim months between Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Phase Four's start with Black Widow. Plenty of exciting projects have been announced by the studio, including both movies and small screen adventures which will arrive on Disney+. One of these upcoming projects is The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, which will bring back Captain America characters Zemo and Sharon Carter. The latter is played by Emily VanCamp, who recently revealed her character's whereabouts during the last two Avengers movies.
Sharon Carter/Agent 13 premiered in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and reprised her role in Phase Three's opener Civil War. She was an ally and potential love interest for Steve Rogers, and was last scene sharing a kiss with the Avenger and giving #TeamCap their equipment ahead of the big tarmac battle. And now Emily VanCamp has explained where her character has been since, saying:
We’re obviously going to find out where Sharon’s been all this time because she’s been on the run.
Well, there you go. Agent 13 might have been one of the characters whose whereabout were unknown during Infinity War and Endgame, but the answers are coming. Because it turns out she's been on the run for years.
Emily VanCamp's comments to EW actually make a great deal of sense, given Sharon Carter's plot line in Captain America: Civil War. Despite her tenure at S.H.I.E.L.D., it became clear that Sharon's allegiance was with Captain America, rather than the HYDRA-infused agency she'd been employed by. She provided valuable intel to Steve Rogers throughout Civil War, all ending with returning weapons to Cap, Falcon, and Bucky.
The last we saw Agent 13, she and Steve had their long-awaited kiss (despite her being Peggy's niece). After giving Cap and his friends the equipment they needed for the upcoming airport battle, she reveals she'll have to go away fro a while, as S.H.I.E.L.D. will be after her. And just like that, we haven't seen or heard from her again.
But that'll change with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, as Sharon Carter will finally pop back up in the MCU to continue her arc. She did indeed go on the run, and likely had some exciting adventures along the way. We'll see how her time away has changed the otherwise hopeful character.
Regardless of where she physically was, Sharon was one of the many characters to fade to dust when Thanos snapped his finger in Avengers: Infinity War. While she didn't have a role in the movie, her face was shown in Avengers: Endgame's opening sequence, which showed all the countless characters who perished during The Decimation. Hulk eventually brought her back, but The Blip has been shown to change characters.
All will be revealed when The Falcon and The Winter Soldier hits Disney+ August 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.