It doesn’t sound like Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter will be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War. The third film starring Earth's Mightiest Heroes is shaping up to be the biggest comic book movie of all time. It’s an event ten years in the making, one that will see the villainous Thanos invading Earth in search of the all-powerful Infinity Stones.
Virtually every corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be standing up to oppose him. After having been split down the middle during the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers will come together once more, and they'll be fighting alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther and the armed forces of Wakanda, and more. All told, nearly 80 of Earth's best and brightest will unite to fight back against the Mad Titan.
But according to a recent interview, it doesn’t look like Captain America’s current love interest will be among them.In a sitdown with AOL's Build series (h/t Heroic Hollywood), actress Emily VanCamp didn’t sound too hopeful that her character will be popping up in Infinity War or its 2019 sequel:
It’s hard to fit Sharon into that, she’s really in Cap’s world. She sort of fits into the Captain America movies, that’s where her sort of story lies, but I can tell you it’s going to be like an epic two-parter.
Given the epic size of Infinity War’s cast, it was all assumed that virtually every still-living character in the MCU of any significance would at least be making an appearance in the film. (Well, all the big screen characters, anyway.) Though few would have expected Sharon Carter to play a major role in the Avengers’ apocalyptic showdown with Thanos, it is pretty surprising that she won’t be appearing at all.
Sharon Carter aka Agent 13 has played small but pivotal roles in Captain America’s last two solo movies, The Winter Soldier and Civil War. Since the character is so closely tied to Steve Rogers, it’s fair to question whether we’ve seen the last of VanCamp in the MCU. Chris Evans’ current Marvel contract expires with the fourth Avengers film, leading many to speculate that the Star-Spangled Avenger could be among the casualties in the war with Thanos. Then again, even if Evans doesn't extend his contract and Cap does indeed ride off into the sunset, VanCamp could still return to the MCU. In an interview with Deadline last year, the actress revealed that her character would have made an appearance on Agents of SHIELD a few years back if scheduling conflicts hadn't gotten in the way.
Do you think Sharon Carter's MCU run has come to an end? Would you be interested in seeing Agent 13 join Agents of SHIELD? Sound off in the comments section.