Unless you actively read Marvel Comics you might not be familiar with Maria Rambeau who is a key character in the upcoming ‘Captain Marvel’ film, but Brie Larson is sharing why she’ll be important to the movie. Even some comic readers might have a tough time in remembering much of the character who Lashana Lynch is playing as it is usually her daughter, Monica Rambeau, that has a major role to play in the comics. Monica is a hero who at one point was named Captain Marvel who has also gone by Photon and Pulsar before finally settling on Spectrum in 2013 which she is still known as today.
As to Maria’s importance to Carol Danvers in the film, Larson states:
“I think the Maria dynamic is really important in this movie. She is the representation of love in this film, and it is something that I’m very proud of, that the love relationship, and it is a deep love relationship, is not by the same lustful definition that we usually attribute to movies of this size. That it’s more complex, and also I think more meaningful than most love relationships that I see in films like this.
And Maria as a character is an incredible badass in her own way. And they are equals, and I think seeing two women that have a playful competitiveness while also mutual respect and care, and have gone through so much together, there’s a lot of history, and are just best friends is something that I’m excited to see. Because uncomplicated sort of female friendships are sort of rare to see. I have a lot of them in my life, so to be able to bring that on screen with someone who’s just so crazy talented, and smart, and beautiful, and wonderful, and is doing her own part to make sure that there are revolutions in a movie that are her own, that she’s creating, is just awesome.”
It isn’t clear how equal they will be once Danvers becomes Captain Marvel, but I suspect that it will be Maria’s humanity that helps pull Danvers back into her own humanity and helps define her as one of the greatest superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Are you looking forward to seeing Maria Rambeau introduced in ‘Captain Marvel’? Do you feel that either she or her daughter could end up as Spectrum and play a part in a future Marvel Studios movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
‘Captain Marvel’ will be flying Higher, Further, Faster onto the big screen on March 8th, 2019!
Source: Comic Book