In months prior to Doctor Strange was introduced in the Multiverse of Madness , fan were busy speculating on which Marvel characters would appear. Earth-838’s Illuminati delivered on many of those hopes with the MCU debut of Mr. Fantastic, Professor X and Black Bolt were added to the list by Variants of Baron Mordo and Peggy Carter. Maria Rambeau – who took over as Captain Marvel – was also included.
Lashana Lynch debuted as Carol Danvers’ US Air Force best friend Maria Rambeau in 2019’s Captain Marvel. A few years later, WandaVision revealed Rambeau died from cancer at the Blip. She was survived by her daughter Monica.
Not only is Earth-616’s Maria Rambeau now gone due to her illness, but Earth-838’s Variant also met her demise in Multiverse of Madness during her fight with Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch.
Now, six months after her heroic debut as an Illuminati member, Lynch gave a behind the scenes look at her Captain Marvel Variant.
Captain Marvel Actress Responds to Doctor Strange 2 photos
In a recent Instagram post, Maria Rambeau actress Lashana Lynch shared a behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in which she played Earth-838’s Captain Marvel.
The actress gave a behind-the scenes look at the Captain Marvel suit. Rambeau’s suit, unlike Black Bolt (whose suit was made using CGI), was practical.
Lynch shared an after-and-before CGI shot of their fight against the Scarlet Witch. It highlighted the apparatus that was used to fly her towards Elizabeth Olsen.
The Captain Marvel star showed a close-up of her makeup, in which she was covered in blue Kree blood and injuries. Rambeau’s severely injured state was never actually shown in Multiverse of Madness, likely out of being considered too brutal or morbid for the PG-13 audience.
Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson reacted to the shots of her MCU co-star with an excited “YESSSSSSSS!!!”
WandaVision star Teyonah Parris, who plays Maria’s grown-up daughter Monica, reacted with similar energy to Larson: “Yaaaaaaassss!!! Aaaaaaaaayyyy!!!! “
Captain Marvel Co-Stars Stick Together
With The Marvels taking place in the modern-day, years after Maria Rambeau’s death, Lashana Lynch probably won’t be back for the Captain Marvel follow-up. Even though she will not be able to attend, Teyonah’s Monica Rambeau (Iman Vellani) will play the lead role with Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.
WandaVision intriguingly hinted at some tension between Monica and Carol which has developed since they first met in the ’90s during her childhood. Avengers Endgame revealed Captain Marvel spent a lot of his time on the Blip off-world dealing in cosmic threats. This may have led Monica to be resentful for Maria’s absence.
However, Larson and Parris’ reactions to Lynch’s post seem to suggest that the MCU actors share an offscreen friendship. Parris is Lynch’s daughter in-universe, and the two actresses never met, although Larson and Parris appear to have met while filming The Marvels in a flashback sequence together.
Whatever Maria Rambeau’s future holds, Lynch was able to make a return appearance as a Captain Marvel Variant in the Doctor Strange sequel. After Scarlet Witch crushed the Protector of the Cosmos under a statue, who knows what that means for the future of Earth-838 as it’s now been left without its most powerful heroes?
Doctor Strange is streaming on Disney+.