Tempted by the teams of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the famous character awaited made his appearance in episode 5. Who is hiding behind this cameo in the series of Marvel studios on Disney +? Be careful, spoilers.
Be careful, spoilers. You are advised to have seen all five episodes of Falcon and the Winter Soldier available on Disney + before continuing to read this article.
Announced with great fanfare by Malcolm Spellman, the writing director of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, in an interview for Rotten Tomatoes, a particular cameo was expected in episode 5 with a “strong personality”. Fans then launched many theories about this character, announced by SlashFilm as a well-known character from Marvel comics and played by a famous star.
The penultimate episode of the Marvel Studios series has met our expectations, it is the multi-awarded actress Julia-Louis Dreyfus who plays this highly anticipated character, Countess Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. Will she face Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) in the finale of the epic series?
Who is Countess Valentina Allegra de Fontaine?
First appeared in comics Strange Tales # 159, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine is a Russian woman who worked for the Soviet terrorist organization Leviathan after the death of her parents, killed on mission. Her talents interest SHIELD, which recruits her and trains her as a spy.
She will maintain a tumultuous romantic relationship with Nick Fury while carrying out his missions. Valentina also works for the CIA until she is kidnapped by the Skrulls and replaced with a duplicate.
In the crossover Secret Invasion, Nick Fury spots his double and kills her and saves the real Valentina. She refuses to work with Nick Fury again and finds Leviathan in order to infiltrate the high council of HYDRA under a new name, Madame Hydra.
An important character for the sequel to the MCU?
In Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine introduces herself to John Walker (Wyatt Russell), stripped of the title of Captain America and fired by the US government. She praises his journey and tells him that he made the right decisions.
Valentina also clarifies that she is aware that John took the serum to become a Super Soldier and that makes him a very valuable person. She also informs him that it would be wise for him to answer her calls.
It’s unclear exactly who Valentina de la Fontaine works for in the MCU, but it looks like she leans more towards the villains. And if John Walker decides to become the US Agent by making his own shield, as seen in the post-credits scene, he could be a formidable agent against the Avengers.
According to sources close to the production of Vanity Fair, Julia Louis-Dreyfus should have made her first appearance in the MCU in the film Black Widow, the release of which was postponed until the summer of 2021 due to the pandemic. And it looks like Marvel has big ambitions for the character of Julia-Louis Dreyfus.
His various connections with characters in the Marvel Universe could make him one of the great antagonists of Phase IV of the MCU. Valentina de Fontaine could be linked to Captain Marvel 2 due to her past with the Skrulls but she could also appear in the Secret Invasion series alongside Samuel L. Jackson who is reprising her role as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn (Talos). .