The Falcon and the Winter Soldier revealed her surprise cameo (spoilers ahead!) to be Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Contessa Valentina Allegra De Fontaine. He’s a character with a complex history in the comics, but often turns out to have villainous roots and ties to villainous organizations. It looks like the live-action version of the character introduced in The Falcon and the winter soldier Episode 5 is going to look at this villain given his attempt to recruit John Walker. In the sequence where she meets the former Captain America replacement from the MCU, she hands over a business card. While there was “nothing on it”, according to John Walker, a new photo by Louis-Dreyfus shows another version of Val’s map.
Louis-Dreyfus finally broke her silence by joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe when the unspoken weekend spoiler-free window expired, posting a picture of herself with the calling card on Twitter. In the selfie, Louis-Dreyfus is holding a card that says his character’s name, “Valentina Allegra De Fontaine.” Under his thumb, there appears to be a hidden phone number. This version of the card was retired from the series, in favor of a version with an all-black face and an all-white face.
Check out the photo of Louis-Dreyfus with De Fontaine’s business card in the tweet below!
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) April 19, 2021
“It will be infinitely interesting because she is infinitely interesting”, The Falcon and the Winter SoldierJohn Walker actor Wyatt Russell said Squire about Louis-Dreyfus, whose involvement in the series was not revealed to him when he signed on for the Marvel show. There were rumblings on set that someone was coming in Episode 5, but the TV legend’s role was a locked and well-kept Marvel secret. “I think people are going to think of one thing and get a little bit of another because she’s such a great actress and you’ve seen her perform over the years. She’s a very different for her,” Russel said. “I’m excited for whatever comes with this. I don’t know. I have no idea what’s going to happen, but I hope something does. It would be amazing to work with her.”
Below is the new immediate reaction video from ComicBook.com with a breakdown of some of the major moments from the latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier!
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The series finale of The Falcon and the winter soldier releases this Friday on Disney+.