Ahead of the release of Marvel’s Phase 3 launchpad, Captain America: Civil War, the last few weeks have seen a tidal wave of information from the set of the feature as well as from interviews with the cast members. The first trailer for the culmination in the Captain America trilogy has also dropped, giving fans their first look at the film that will pit former Avengers teammates Steve Rogers a.k.a. Captain America (Chris Evans) against Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) on opposite sides of the debate about superhero registration.
Avengers like Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Vision (Paul Bettany) will also be appearing in the film and recent interviews have offered more info about their roles in the conflict. Now, Emily VanCamp recently spoke about her return to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe as Sharon Carter and which team she’ll be on in Captain America: Civil War.
While promoting her new movie, The Girl in the Book, VanCamp told ET that Sharon is “definitely Team Captain America” in Captain America: Civil War, taking the anti-registration side with Steve Rogers, “That’s who she is within the universe, I mean, she’s always had his back.” Additionally, VanCamp said Sharon will get in on the action, saying she did a small fight scene with Johansson: “We’re all just kind of kicking ass in those movies.”
As for the relationship between Cap and Sharon, VanCamp talked about the characters’ romantic relationship in the comics and said it won’t be explored to that extent in Civil War. Instead, the characters will simply be getting to know each other in this film. VanCamp also responded to whether or not she thinks fans will be happy seeing the romantic relationship between Cap and Sharon unfold:
“I hope so. That’s where it all gets really tricky because there are die-hard fans that want to see him with different people. There’s all the different camps, so hopefully people are happy with it.”
From VanCamp’s comments it doesn’t seem like there will be too much romance between Sharon Carter and Steve Rogers – which may be in part for similar reasons that Johansson explained there won’t be much exploration of her romantic relationship with Bruce Banner a.k.a. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo): “There is little room for romance in Civil War.” So, those hoping to see Sharon’s relationship develop with Cap likely won’t get much of that in Civil War.
Still, Sharon’s role in the Civil War conflict siding with Cap shouldn’t come as much surprise since, according to VanCamp, they have “similar moral compasses,” which was largely established during her first appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Plus, although Sharon did appear in the second Captain America film, she wasn’t involved in too many action sequences, so fans hoping to see Sharon Carter in action will at least get to see her face off with a member of Iron Man’s camp in Captain America: Civil War.
Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Tom Holland, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony & Joe Russo and produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serve as executive producers and the screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.
Captain America: Civil War will release on May 6, 2016, followed by Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man – July 28, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; Inhumans – July 12, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on May 1, July 10 and November 6, 2020.