SPOILER ALERT! Today’s episode of IGN’s The Fix: Entertainment with host Akeem Lawanson features full SPOILER details on the surprise cameo in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, as well as news about Predator and Netflix’s Castlevania.
Warning: full spoilers for Episode 5 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier ahead!
In Falcon and Winter Soldier episode 5, with the secret cameo in Marvel’s Falcon/Winter Soldier show finally revealed, we breakdown all of the details that went into casting Seinfeld and Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, who in Marvel Comics is villain Madame Hydra. After introducing herself to former Captain America John Walker (Wyatt Russell), Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes the most of her cameo as Val and makes us think she may be the long-teased Power Broker (if it’s not Sharon Carter).
There had been much speculation around who the secret cameo (and Power Broker) may be in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and now it’s been revealed in Episode 5 of Falcon and Winter Soldier. But according to Vanity Fair, the Julia Louis-Dreyfus cameo was actually supposed to be a followup to Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson. But due to the movie release date delay, Black Widow became the fourth entry in MCU Phase 4, leaving The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and its big reveal of Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine aka Madame Hydra to appear out of order. Falcon and Winter Soldier episode 5 left us with many questions, so let the Falcon and the Winter Soldier theories commence!
In our video on this surprise cameo in Episode 5 titled “Truth” of Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier on Disney Plus, we talk about Val’s comics origins and how her connection there to Nick Fury may result in another surprise cameo appearance for Madame Hydra in Marvel’s Secret Invasion show starring Samuel L. Jackson. For now, we’ll have to wait and see if John Walker becomes U.S. Agent like in the comics and if he decides to answer the call when Val (who may indeed be the Power Broker) gives him a call.