THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER: Kevin Feige On That Big Power Broker Reveal And What Comes Next
Opinions were divided when it came to The Falcon and The Winter Soldier's Power Broker reveal, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has now shared his thoughts on that and where the story goes next...
When The Falcon and The Winter Soldier started teasing a mysterious Power Broker, speculation online started running rampant about who it could be. There were a lot of exciting suggestions, including Arnim Zola, General "Thunderbolt" Ross, and even Baron Zemo himself, but in the end, we learned that it was secretly Sharon Carter.
The response to that reveal was mixed, especially as her comic book counterpart is one of Captain America's closest allies and his main love interest.
During a recent interview with the D23 Inside Disney podcast, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige opened up about the big Power Broker twist, and is clearly pleased that Emily VanCamp is being given the opportunity to shine in the MCU moving forward (which is definitely not a bad thing).
"Well, the Power Broker has been revealed, and what was fun about that is again, Emily is a spectacular actor, and we hadn't seen her for a long time," he explained. "She got the short end of the stick when it came to the events of [Captain America:] Civil War. She was sort of left out in the cold. It is interesting on how she evolves, and where she goes obviously remains to be seen, but the response to Madripoor and to her as the Power Broker was great."
Sure, not everyone was on board with Sharon's big character change, but it certainly leaves her in an interesting place. An argument can also be made that taking the former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent down a villainous route is going to be a vastly more interesting journey to follow than Sharon just being someone who pops up here and there to help out the heroes who forgot her.
It definitely sounds like there are future plans for Power Broker in the MCU, but time will tell where she next appears (we'd be willing to put good money on Captain America 4).