Teyonah Parris is the MCU’s, Monica Rambeau. The news was announced during Marvel’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday.
She’ll first appear in the Scarlet Witch and Vision Disney+ series, WandaVision, starring alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as the titular heroes. It will be set in the 1950s.
This is great news for die-hard fans who have been fan-casting Parris as either Rambeau or Storm for some time now. The first superhero to have the Captain Marvel name, Monica Rambeau is most known as Spectrum, a heroine who can manipulate and generate energy. Right now she is just set for WandaVision, but given Marvel’s massive slate, she is surely going to appear in many more projects, and hopefully one day, her own film.
Akira Akbar played a younger version of the character set in the ’90s for 2018’s Captain Marvel with Brie Larson and Lashana Lynch.
Marvel announced that their Phase 4 slate of both films and Disney+ television shows kicks off with Black Widow (May 2020), followed by The Eternals (November 2020), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (February 2021), WandaVision series (Spring 2021), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 2021), Loki series (Spring 2021), Falcon and Winter Soldier series (Fall 2021), Thor 4: Love and Thunder (November 2021), Untitled film (May 2022), Untitled film (July 2022).
The films that have been confirmed for the future (beyond 2021) but have no release date are: Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3, Captain Marvel 2, Fantastic Four, Blade and an X-Men movie.
Major casting news at the Marvel panel also included Brian Tyree Henry and Lauren Ridloff have joined Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and more in The Eternals, Tessa Thompson will return as the Queen of Asgard in Thor 4: Love and Thunder with Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman as the female Thor, and that Mahershala Ali will star in a Blade reboot.
Even more information about these upcoming films and shows could be revealed at D23 next month.
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