How ‘The Marvels’ Will Build Upon Relationships Established in ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘WandaVision’

Monica Rambeau was introduced back in 2019’s Captain Marvel as a young child, but due to a few snaps and a handy time-skip, she’ll be returning in the Marvel film’s upcoming sequel as a young woman played by Teyonah Parris. And though the The Marvels is looking to be a pretty crowded ensemble piece featuring not only the […] The post How ‘The Marvels’ Will Build Upon Relationships Established in ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘WandaVision’ appeared first on /Film.

How ‘The Marvels’ Will Build Upon Relationships Established in ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘WandaVision’

Monica Rambeau was introduced back in 2019’s Captain Marvel as a young child, but due to a few snaps and a handy time-skip, she’ll be returning in the Marvel film’s upcoming sequel as a young woman played by Teyonah Parris. And though the The Marvels is looking to be a pretty crowded ensemble piece featuring not only the return of Brie Larson as Carol Danvers but young Muslim superhero Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani), the sequel still plans to expand on the character dynamics introduced in Captain Marvel and WandaVision, particularly pertaining to Monica Rambeau.

Parris made her debut as the S.W.O.R.D. agent and future superhero in WandaVision, where we saw her gain her powers as well as deal with the trauma of losing her mother Maria. But there were still a few unanswered threads with Monica after WandaVision wrapped up its story: what will Monica do with her newfound superpowers? Why did she bristle at Carol Danvers’ name when she idolized her as a child? Those threads will be picked up in The Marvels, in which Parris is set to reprise her role as Monica Rambeau and expand on the character dynamics teased in both Captain Marvel and WandaVision.

In an interview with Variety, Parris revealed how The Marvels will expand on what we saw of the relationship between Carol Danvers and Monica Rambeau:

“Little Monica had a relationship with Carol Danvers, and we’ll get to see what happens with that relationship, and how or if, it brings them to the present.”

Parris added, “With Monica, we’ve established who she is in WandaVision, and in The Marvels, we have an opportunity to further understand who this woman is.”

Monica was the daughter of Carol Danvers’ best friend, Air Force pilot Maria Rambeau (played by Lashana Lynch in Captain Marvel), who had just recovered from cancer when we . But Monica disappears from her mother’s hospital bedside during the Blip (damn you, Thanos), and returns five years later to discover that her mother’s cancer had returned, killing her while Monica was gone. Soon after, Monica dives into investigating the Westview anomaly, but it’s clear over the course of WandaVision that she still has not processed her mother’s death, and may have an unspoken grudge against Carol Danvers because of it.

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Monica Rambeau and Her Complicated History With Captain Marvel

In Marvel Comics, Monica Rambeau is the superhero who became the first female Captain Marvel, debuting in 1982 and going on to lead the Avengers. As she passed the mantle on, Monica adopted a slew of other superhero aliases, including Spectrum and Photon — the latter of which is the pilot callsign of Monica’s mother Maria in Captain Marvel.

In Captain Marvel, child Monica Rambeau quickly came to adore Carol Danvers after the former Air Force pilot reunited with her friend Maria and recovered her memories. But following the events of Captain Marvel, which was a prequel that took place during the ’90s, Carol Danvers leaves for outer space and doesn’t return, which might have stung Monica over the years, as she was raised by a single mother who later grew sickly.

All the way back during /Film’s Captain Marvel set visit, producer Jonathan Schwartz hinted that “there’s more story to tell with Monica,” saying, “I hope there’s more story to tell with Monica, certainly the movie leaves it open for that stuff. I think one of the things that was really fun about the stories that came together and the Monica relationship and the Maria relationship with Carol was being able to tell this story of female friendship, and intergenerational female friendships.”

Considering the way Monica bristled whenever Captain Marvel was mentioned in WandaVision, it may take a while for that relationship to become a friendship again.

The Marvels is scheduled to hit theaters November 11, 2022.

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‘Aliens: Fireteam Elite’ Trailer: Here’s Your Chance to Get Killed by Xenomorphs, With Friends

They’ve been making Alien video games almost as long as video games have existed. In 1982, an Alien game was released on the Atari 2600. If you’re not old enough to remember that game, it was essentially Pac-Man but instead of eating ghosts you obliterate the multicolored “aliens” chasing you with a flamethrower while you travel […] The post ‘Aliens: Fireteam Elite’ Trailer: Here’s Your Chance to Get Killed by Xenomorphs, With Friends appeared first on /Film.

‘Aliens: Fireteam Elite’ Trailer: Here’s Your Chance to Get Killed by Xenomorphs, With Friends

They’ve been making Alien video games almost as long as video games have existed. In 1982, an Alien game was released on the Atari 2600. If you’re not old enough to remember that game, it was essentially Pac-Man but instead of eating ghosts you obliterate the multicolored “aliens” chasing you with a flamethrower while you travel a maze and pick up yellow dots (alien eggs in this case).

But considering how interconnected this movie series is with gaming, the recent track record for ‘Alien‘ games is pretty sketchy. There was the much reviled first-person-shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines release from Gearbox in 2013 and the more beloved Alien: Isolation in 2014, the former of which leaning heavily on James Cameron’s contributions to the franchise and the latter more in the survival horror vain of Ridley Scott.

There’s a new Alien game on the horizon from Cold Iron Studio and it’s called Aliens: Fireteam Elite, and it has finally dropped a trailer after months of teasing glimpses.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Trailer

As you can see, they’re taking a page from Left 4 Dead by putting you in the shoes of Colonial Marines and teaming up with your friends to hunt some bugs.

In Fireteam Elite you can play with multiple classes (Gunner, Doc, Technician, Demolisher and Recon) that support each other through waves of aliens, some of which you’ve seen before and some new ones. It’s a horde mode, so they had to throw in some explodey aliens to shower your team with acid, right?

Based on what little we’ve seen, it’s very clear we’re getting a more Cameron game than a Scott game. The Colonial Marine weapons and character builds all mirror the squad we saw accompany Ripley back to LV-426 in Aliens, down to Vasquez’s mounted smart gun.

I’m not going to lie – just hearing the sounds of those weapons and the screeches of the xenomorphs gets deep into the nostalgia centers of my brain and squeezes.

It’s also frankly about time someone put some Xenomorphs into this kind of co-op survival game. Who knows if they’ll be successful or not, but on paper it’s a perfect fit. Hell, Cameron himself directed a whole sequence in Aliens that’s essentially a horde mode game scenario, when waves upon waves of Xenomorphs throw themselves at the stationary guns and barricades protecting Ripley, Newt and the gang. Sure, that sequence was axed from the theatrical cut, but it lives on in the Director’s Cut so it still counts.

Alien: Fireteam Elite has an August 24, 2021 release date and will be available on Playstation, Xbox and Steam.

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