When Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters next week, fans will get their first look at a new character in this Marvel Cinematic Universe, Agent 13, played by Revenge star Emily VanCamp. The actress recently spoke about possible future plans for this character in upcoming Marvel movies, but if you aren't familiar with the comic books, there will be spoilers, so read on at your own risk.
Marvel fans know that Agent 13 is actually Sharon Carter, the niece of Peggy Carter, portrayed by Hayley Atwell in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. During an interview with MTV, the actress was asked if it was a conscious decision to not reveal Agent 13's last name in the movie.
"They're just sort of planting the seed for this character. I think Marvel likes to sprinkle little bits of things for fans, and anyone who is a Captain America fan will know that Agent 13 is Sharon Carter. The fact that Captain doesn't know that yet is very interesting, and a fun little thing for them to play with. We see this thing brew in her for Captain. She has such a tremendous respect for him in the comics, and a love for him, but this is where that respect, this switch, turns on."
We already know that Captain America 3 is in the works, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo returning to the helm. When asked if Agent 13 might appear in this sequel, Emily VanCamp had this to say.
"I loved Sharon Carter and Captain America's relationship in the comics. There are so many different versions, so where that is heading, I have no idea, but I think it'd be great if it was explored."
Earlier this month, Captain America 3 directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo teased that their sequel story may involve a "psychotic 1950s Cap." In the Marvel comics, Sharon Carter plays a major role in several important stories, including this 1950s storyline where a soldier named William Burnside is given the super serum and turned into a new version of Captain America, although the serum has psychotic side effects.
Carter was also the Executive Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. at one point, serving in absence of Nick Fury. Of course, none of this has been confirmed yet, but there is clearly much that can still be done with this integral character.
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