We Should Have Seen Sharon Carter on Agents of SHIELD

Image: Marvel
Image: Marvel

Talk about a missed opportunity. Emily VanCamp has revealed that there were talks to bring Sharon Carter, also known as Agent 13, into Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. And it’s too bad they didn’t, because that would’ve been awesome.


During a press event at the annual Television Critics Association (as reported by Deadline), VanCamp was asked about her role as Sharon Carter, Peggy Carter’s grand-niece in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sharon Carter made her debut in Captain America: Winter Soldier as a secret SHIELD agent and Captain America’s love interest. She was last seen in Captain America: Civil War sharing a passionate kiss with Steve Rogers after secretly helping him and Bucky.

VanCamp’s future in the MCU is uncertain, but she did share that there were hopes she’d join Agents of SHIELD. “I think it was discussed, but I was working on Revenge at the time,” VanCamp said. It’s unclear whether it would’ve been a cameo or a recurring role, but either way she would’ve been a welcome addition to the series.

The actress added that she has “no idea” if she’ll appear in any future shows or movies, like Infinity War, but that she’s amenable to it. She especially liked the idea of teaming up with Brie Larson in her upcoming Captain Marvel debut. “You guys put it out there,” she said with a smile.


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I’ve been rewatching AoS lately, and it’s kind of depressing to see the links between the show and the movies grow more tenuous with each season.

Season 1: Hey, it’s Fury! And Maria Hill! And Coulson just shot Bill Paxton with that thing from the movie! Yeah!

Season 2: Uh, they just referenced Ultron? But didn’t have the budget to tie into the movie in a meaningful way, apart from a tepid CGI shot of the helicarrier in drydock? And that guy who was in the second Avengers for like thirty seconds before Tony shot him in the face is kind of a major villain?

Season 3: Coulson listens to a news anchor summarize the end of Civil War in the SHIELD bar. SPOILERS, y’all!

Season 4: Yeah, everyone’s trapped in an alternate reality, so it really doesn’t matter. Anyway, the big spring/summer release is GotG 2, which is set in the Andromeda galaxy, so no crossover potential there. But hey, there’s always Homecoming, right? Ah, sweet summer child.