What’s Next For Sharon Carter After Falcon & The Winter Soldier


Warning: SPOILERS for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Finale – “One World, One People”, and Sharon Carter’s MCU future.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier sets up a future for Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) but it’ll be as a shadowy villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sharon arrived in New York City to help Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), who is now Captain America, and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) deal with the Flag-Smashers. But, unbeknownst to the heroes, Carter was also cleaning up her own loose ends because she was revealed as the mysterious Power Broker.

Sharon Carter was behaving suspiciously since she reappeared in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 3. Sharon was living the high life in Madripoor as posing as a dealer of stolen art when she saved the lives of Sam, Bucky, and Baron Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl). However, Carter was clearly even more well-connected than she let on; Sharon had employees, access to government satellites, and other resources far beyond her cover. It seemed obvious, given the lack of other suspects presented by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, that Sharon Carter was the Power Broker, and this was confirmed by Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman) during their climactic confrontation toward the end of the finale episode. Sharon killed George Batroc (Georges St-Pierre) after financing him to help the Flag-Smashers, and she then killed Karli, which ensured that her secret as the Power Broker was safe. The fact that Karli shot Carter ended up being convenient as it further protected her cover as an ally trying to help Captain America and Bucky Barnes.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale’s end-credits scene showed that Sam came through on his promise to secure Sharon a pardon for violating the Sokovia Accords and becoming a fugitive in Captain America: Civil War. Sharon was even invited back to her “old division,” which could mean either the C.I.A. or a resurgent S.H.I.E.L.D. as both spy agencies previously employed her. The fact that the newly pardoned Sharon was welcomed back as “Agent Carter” makes it seem like she is the successor to her great-aunt Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), but the original Agent Carter would be appalled at Sharon’s double life as the Power Broker. Immediately after exiting her own hearing, the jubilant Carter was immediately on the phone with her secret contacts preparing them for a windfall of U.S. Government secrets, weapons, and more, which sets up what’s next for Sharon Carter in the MCU.

Sharon is poised to reappear in a future MCU movie or TV series, which could likely be the newly announced Captain America 4. There are also plenty of options for Sharon Carter to pop up in the slate of upcoming MCU projects. On Disney+, Shar0n could play a part in Secret Invasion and possibly help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) fight the Skrulls (or Carter may even be revealed as a Skrull herself!). Armor Wars is another strong possibility for Agent Carter since it’s about Stark technology getting loose, which is something her mystery buyers would obviously be interested in. On the film side, there’s a chance Sharon Carter could appear in Black Panther 2 as an intelligence agent dealing with Wakanda or even Captain Marvel 2 since Carter could interface with S.W.O.R.D. and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris).

In fact, something Karli Morgenthau said Sharon in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s finale could actually have hinted at Carter’s MCU future. Karli told the Power Broker she’s “not interested in power or an empire,” which may mean that the MCU is building to its own Secret Empire event down the road, with Sharon Carter as a power broker pulling the strings of a hostile takeover of the U.S. Government, possibly alongside the other mystery woman introduced in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss).

Key Release Dates
  • Black Widow (2021)Release date: Jul 09, 2021
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Release date: Sep 03, 2021
  • Eternals (2021)Release date: Nov 05, 2021
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: Jul 08, 2022
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022
  • The Marvels/Captain Marvel 2 (2023)Release date: Feb 17, 2023
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever/Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: Nov 11, 2022
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