Warning: This article contains spoilers for Captain America: Civil War (and Agent Carter) If you haven’t seen the movie yet, we recommend you wait to read this article. We also highly recommend you go see the movie as soon as possible.
Emily VanCamp made her return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the recently Captain America: Civil War as S.H.I.E.L.D. Founder Peggy Carter’s niece, Sharon Carter. Her character debuted in the MCU as Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) spy of a neighbor in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, although at the time, her relation to Peggy was still a secret from Steve. This, of course, was finally revealed during the funeral scene for Peggy, where the spark between Steve & Sharon reignited after she finally revealed that she was, in fact, related to Steve’s first love. However, her introduction as Peggy’s “niece” has confused many fans, because of the age differences between the two women. Of course, it also didn’t help that Peggy’s only sibling, Michael, was said to have died during an episode of Agent Carter‘s second season.
In a recent round-table interview, VanCamp explained some of her preparation for the role, and also went into detail regarding her character’s relationship with Peggy Carter. Den Of Geek shared some of this interview, starting with asking if VanCamp knew from the beginning that her character was going to turn out to be Agent 13. In answering this question, she clears up the aunt-niece relationship between Peggy and Sharon.
“Yeah,” she said, “I mean you know that through the comic books. You know? They sort of give you a bible of your character. And anybody who’s a fan of the comic books knows that Agent 13 is Sharon Carter, and Sharon Carter has a different relationship to Peggy in various comic books. Within the cinematic universe she’s her great niece.”
As Peggy’s great-niece, Sharon would be two generations removed from the star of Agent Carter. But that wouldn’t mean that they couldn’t be close friends. However, VanCamp explained that the two family members are similar people, but not actually hanging together all the time.
“I think they’re pretty far removed”, VanCamp explained. “I think it’s more about the internal, you know? The similarities between their integrity, and you know they have a very similar moral compass. And I think her loyalty for Steve has a lot to do with her relationship with Peggy. And in this movie we sort of discuss their closeness: her closeness with her great aunt. So, it’s more of that and less about mannerisms and things like that.”
With Agent Carter still not confirmed for a season three, the outlook for more of Peggy Carter in the MCU looks grimmer every day. Would VanCamp be interested in her own story, with Agent 13 in her own show?
“It hasn’t really crossed my mind”, VanCamp admitted. “So much of [Sharon’s] story relies on the relationship with Steve, so I don’t know how that would work.”
With the way Sharon Carter’s relationship with Steve Rogers progressed in Captain America: Civil War, it would be shocking not to see VanCamp in a future MCU Movie. Her character is also set-up well that she could easily cross-over with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the right circumstances. Either way, we hope to see more of her in the MCU! What would you like to see with the future of Sharon Carter?
Source: Den Of Geek