The Falcon & The Winter Soldier‘s Emily VanCamp has opened up about the big theories surrounding Sharon Carter being the Power Broker, and the backlash that followed the kiss she shared with Steve Rogers.

Friday’s episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier featured the return of Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter. We last saw her locking lips with Steve Rogers in Captain America: Civil War after stealing his shield (and Sam Wilson’s wings) from the U.S. government.

Marvel Studios seemed to forget about the character after that, and her potential romance with Steve was dropped. Talking to Variety, VanCamp reflected on some of the backlash that followed the kiss.

"There was quite a bit of backlash about that," the actress revealed. "With Sharon, it was always trying to fit her in and these movies are just too big, and it’s completely understandable. To get to see who she’s become over this long period of time, and independent of Captain America as we know him, is really interesting to me. The intrigue for me was to see who is Sharon now."

Asked for her thoughts on the fan-reaction, VanCamp added: "I mean, look, you have to laugh. Some of these storylines play and some of them don’t. But, you know, I thought that was an amazing film. It’s just one of those things."

Ultimately, Cap ended up with Peggy Carter, Sharon’s great aunt, after he travelled back in time during the closing few minutes of Avengers: Endgame.

In the same interview, VanCamp was quizzed on the theories that Sharon is, in fact, Power Broker.

"Well, that’s a good question. I mean, the Power Broker could be anybody," she teased. "Also, there are several characters that have yet to be seen. So, I mean, I can’t say anything."

Sharon is definitely up to something, but her being Power Broker does seem unlikely (the mysterious villain has been referred to as a "he," and she killed many of his men). With only three episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier left, we’re bound to learn more about the former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent’s plan soon, and whether she has anything to do with this surprise big bad.

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5. Doctor Faustus

There was something a little off about Sharon Carter in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier‘s latest episode, so perhaps, like her counterpart from the comics, she’s fallen under the spell of Doctor Faustus?

A psychiatrist turned criminal mastermind, he’s frequently aligned himself with Red Skull, and once drove Captain America insane (he’s also the one who brainwashed Sharon into gunning Steve down shortly after the events of Civil War).

We’re not sure what he’d want an army of super soldiers for, but as the ruler of Madripoor, some superpowered bad guys guarding you isn’t a bad idea.

Plus, if he’s a remnant of HYDRA, he might have bigger plans for controlling the MCU post-Blip.