The Disney+ series WandaVision was related even more closely than anticipated to the MCU sequel The Marvels after Marvel Studios unveiled the first trailer for The Marvels.
WandaVision simultaneously launched the Multiverse Saga and connected a number of stories in the MCU. This included introducing Monica Rambeau, a mature character played by Teyonah Parris who was later announced to play a co-lead role in Captain Marvel 2 from Phase 5.
Rambeau will now formally assume her comic book mantle of Photon next to Ms. Marvel as the two team up with Carol Danvers in this eagerly awaited sequel, after her superhero glow-up moment in WandaVision.
But when Parris transitions to the big screen, how closely will her first two MCU projects relate to one another?
WandaVision Started the Path to Captain Marvel 2
A significant link to WandaVision, the first installment of the Multiverse Saga in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was included in the latest synopsis for the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel, The Marvels, which was released by Marvel Studios.
According to the narrative, Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), who served with SWORD on a mission with a Hex-focused theme in WandaVision, has since been promoted to astronaut. She is now officially revealed to be working with the recently released SABER, a new entity in the MCU:
“In Marvel Studios’ ‘The Marvels,’ Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as ‘The Marvels.'”
In the trailer, Monica is seen working with Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, while floating out in space. This verifies her recent promotion to an astronaut. She approaches a dazzling wall of light, touches it, and instantly swaps places with Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan.
The scene also incorporates visual references from Monica’s first MCU effort as an adult, WandaVision on Disney+. The bright, glowing light resembles the moment she broke through Wanda’s Hex and obtained her powers.
This summary elaborates on the original story details presented in December 2022, hinting at an “anomalous wormhole” that Carol Danvers and Monica are looking through from different perspectives in the universe.
You can watch the whole trailer below:
How It's All Connected for Captain Marvel 2
With the focus on Wanda Maximoff’s transformation into the Scarlet Witch, the Disney+ series was unable to thoroughly explore the details of Monica Rambeau’s new heroic character after she initially acquired her superpowers in WandaVision.
With her inclusion as one of the three main protagonists in Captain Marvel 2 and the addition of a new super-suit, the chance should now exist to delve further into her own heroic development.
The real concern at this point is how much of this movie’s plot will be influenced by WandaVision, especially with the enigmatic SABER now in the picture following Monica’s time with the SWORD on Disney+.
Nick Fury is probably in charge of this new attempt since Tyler Hayward’s arrest has left that group in disarray, especially since he’s almost surely the person Monica was instructed to meet in the mid-credits sequence of WandaVision Episode 9 where she was given the meeting request.
And while Wanda’s participation seems doubtful given that she vanished after playing the villain in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Monica’s time in Westview may have at least prepared her for what’s coming.
On November 10, The Marvels will have their theatrical release.