WandaVision: Yes, Teyonah Parris Is Playing Monica Rambeau, and Here's What It Means

WandaVision: Yes, Teyonah Parris Is Playing Monica Rambeau, and Here's What It Means
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There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the unexpected trailer drop for Marvel's WandaVision during Sunday night's Emmys airing, but one of the biggest elements of excitement is the too-brief cameo of actress Teyonah Parris. Not only is Parris a phenomenal actress, but she's also bringing a very important character to the Disney+ series: Monica Rambeau. Yes, that's the very same Monica we were introduced to in 2019's Captain Marvel, though she's obviously a bit older.

For those who don't know, Monica is the first woman to hold the Captain Marvel mantle in the comics, after Marvel trademarked the name. She's a lieutenant in the New Orleans harbor patrol who gained the ability to convert her body to energy after exposure to extradimensional energies. She eventually gives up the Captain Marvel name to Genis-Vell, the son of the original Captain Marvel, out of respect for her predecessor,
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