The Marvels: Monica Rambeau Exists Because of Fans, Says Actress

After her noteworthy debut in WandaVision as Monica Rambeau, Teyonah Parris is about to have her first major Marvel movie appearance in The Marvels to bring her MCU character back to the forefront. Given that fans know so much about comic book characters, they sometimes play a significant role in helping actors realize which superhero counterparts they can bring to life. Parris said during Essence's panel that Monica would not land in her lap if it weren't for the fans who fan-cast her for the role.

“I feel like it was the audience and the fans who did it in the first place,” said Parris. “I had never heard of Monica Rambeau until people started tagging me on Twitter years ago saying you'd be an adult Monica Rambeau. I'm like, Who's that? Because I wanted to be a superhero. 'Let me look her up,' and I looked her up and I'm like, 'Yes, I think so too.'”

The actress continued, “So, when it actually happened and manifested itself, I've been stunned and shocked. And, the fans have been so supportive and so loving. And I feel like it's them who actually helped to bring my dream. And yeah, my visions to life.”

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Marvel Studios recently delayed the theatrical release of The Marvels to November 10, 2023, a push of nearly four months from its previous date of July 28. The Marvels will be a team-up movie with Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani), and Parris’ Monica Rambeau.

Following the delay, a new rumor surfaced that The Marvels is said to be in “chaos” at the studio. Industry insider Jeff Sneider shared the news while speaking on The Hot Mic Podcast. According to his sources, the overall situation of the production is "just a shitshow," which is one of the reasons the MCU picture was postponed from its planned July release date. In fact, that was the film's second delay; it was originally scheduled to open in theaters in February of this year.

Sneider then went on to highlight some of the themes that the film deals with. He claims that star Larson is "upset that this movie is called The Marvels," and that she would have preferred the picture to be simply titled Captain Marvel 2. Other reported concerns include his accusation that Larson and co-star Parris battled on the set of the movie. Many rallied to defend and debunk the hearsay about the upcoming film.

The Marvels premieres on November 10.

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