Monica Rambeau to replace Brie Larson aka Carol Danvers after ‘Captain Marvel 2’ – to become the one true Captain Marvel of MCU.
When ‘Captain Marvel 2’ announced, fans assumed that Marvel and Disney ignored the demands and protests of recasting Brie Larson. However, with ‘WandaVision’ introducing Monica Rambeau’s superhero origins, it seems like Marvel have actually plotted a perfect exit of Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel after ‘Captain Marvel 2’. Now, theories that derive the cues from the comics claim Monica Rambeau will replace Brie Larson after ‘Captain Marvel 2’. Let’s have a look at how this transition can play out.
Spoiler Warning! The article contains WandaVision spoilers.
- Monica Rambeau to replace Brie Larson after ‘Captain Marvel 2’.
- Monica Rambeau is the original female Captain Marvel.
- How Marvel might pull of the Captain Marvel transition.
Monica Rambeau to replace Brie Larson after ‘Captain Marvel 2’.
Some of the latest fan-theories ignited by ‘WandaVision’ claims that Monica Rambeau will replace Brie Larson after ‘Captain Marvel 2’.
Brie Larson brought Carol Danvers to life with MCU’s 2019 movie ‘Captain Marvel’. The movie introduced her superhero origins and took the MCU further back in its history. However, the movie didn’t fare well with the fans and audience and was criticized on serval fronts.
Fans busted Marvel for the movie being too on the nose, and the character of Captain Marvel being too one-dimensional. Brie Larson faced the wrath of the fans for not portraying the character well enough. It fuelled the already burning hate against Brie for her several past controversial “woke” comments and acts.
Marvel was already facing protest when it cast Brie Larson to portray Captain Marvel. But post the movie, the protests took a whole new form.
It was expected that Disney will soon get rid of Brie Larson. But the announcement of ‘Captain Marvel 2’ starring Brie Larson shot down all such expectations. But with the latest developments in MCU; with ‘WandaVision’ kicking-off the Phase 4, and introducing Monica Rambeau’s superpowers, it seems like Marvel was simply looking for the best way.
Monica Rambeau is the original female Captain Marvel.
MCU fans who are not familiar with Marvel comics believe that Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson in MCU, is the one true Captain Marvel. But the fact is there had been many Captain Marvel in comics. Carol is the latest but not the only one to take upon the legacy.
The legacy of Captain Marvel in Marvel comics started with the Kree Warrior Mar-Vell. After his death, Monica Rambeau became the second Captain Marvel in the line-up and the first female Captain Marvel.
In the comics, after Monica Rambeau gained her powers, she was called Captain Marvel by the media, following that she started using that name. She used Captain Marvel’s name until she lost all her powers in Comics at one point, and then returned with more powers and a new name “Photon”.
In the comics, Monica Rambeau’s superhero origins were way different than MCU’s. Monica didn’t know Carol Danvers, and neither her mother Maria Rambeau had anything to do with her. Monica never met Mar-Vell or any Captain Marvel before becoming the one herself.
Though Marvel had established history between Monica and Carol Danvers in MCU, she could be Marvel’s way to transition from Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel to Monica Rambeau’s Captain Marvel.
How Marvel might pull of the Captain Marvel transition.
While Monica as a kid in ‘Captain Marvel’ adored her Carol aunt, ‘WandaVision’ has hinted at a different dynamic between them. Mention of Captain Marvel in ‘WandaVision’ had Monica show her anger and resentment against her several times. This proves that things had changed during all these years.
We don’t know yet what happened between these two ladies during the 25 years of the leap between ‘Captain Marvel’ timeline and ‘WandaVision’. But it could be related to Captain Marvel’s long absences from the earth while Monica’s mother suffered from cancer and Monica needed her aunt Carol.
A dialogue from Hayward in ‘WandaVision’, where he mentions Captain Marvel, and how she left Monica, also left Monica speechless. It again hints at the forthcoming fight between Monica and Carol.
‘Captain Marvel 2’ already has revealed Monica Rambeau in the cast, thus, a face-off is inevitable. Monica Rambeau may assume Carol Danvers not worthy of the name, thus, might take on the Captain Marvel name and replace Brie Larson after ‘Captain Marvel 2’.
What do you think? Is Marvel plotting Monica Rambeau to replace Brie Larson aka Carol Danvers after ‘Captain Marvel 2’? Comment your thoughts below.