The Marvels is the upcoming sequel to Captain Marvel and will continue the adventures of the titular heroine along with Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan. The title of the film suggests that the trio of starring superheroes will have Marvel centric aliases. We know as of Spider-Man: Far From Home that Carol Danvers officially goes by Captain Marvel. The upcoming Ms. Marvel for Disney+ will showcase Kamala Khan as a Captain Marvel fangirl who chooses the moniker Ms. Marvel to be similar to her favorite hero. The only person left without a known alias is Monica Rambeau. With a little bit of research and a lot of guesswork we can identify the most likely alias she will take in the upcoming film.
In the comics, Monica Rambeau has gone by several aliases including Captain Marvel, Spectrum, and Photon. The name Photon was teased as Monica’s mother, Maria Rambeau’s callsign while she was in the United States Air Force. While this would make the most sense and would be a good way for her to honor her mother, it doesn’t really fit with the title of the film and the others impromptu team she will be fighting with. We believe Monica will end up with the alias of a completely different hero from the comics and that hero is Blue Marvel.
In the comics, Blue Marvel is Adam Brashear. From an early age he was considered a child prodigy. Brashear went to Cornell University to play football and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He also received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering along with a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the university. Brashear later became the project lead on a scientific attempt to harness anti-matter through the creation of a Negative Reactor which created a bridge between the Negative Zone and the normal universe. Due to the unexpected explosion of the reactor, Brashear became a stable “anti-matter reactor” with the ability to absorb anti-matter energy. He gained other superhuman abilities such as, superhuman strength, speed, stamina, reflexes, endurance, durability, longevity, flight, energy projection and energy manipulation. He used these abilities to fight crime under the superhero alias Blue Marvel and eventually joined the Avengers. While serving with the Avengers, Brashear developed romantic feelings for Monica Rambeau after saving her life. They started dating not long afterward a relationship formed.
Blue Marvel is the perfect alias for Monica Rambeau to take. This would give each heroine an alias with Marvel in the name giving meaning to the title The Marvels. She has a connection to the character in the comics. They have very similar powers and costumes, with her S.W.O.R.D. uniform somewhat resembling the design of Blue Marvels’ costume in the comics. The updated logo for The Marvels also includes blue energy behind the title that was originally reddish-gold. Her eyes even glow blue when she first receives her powers in WandaVision. We’ll know for sure what she chooses when The Marvels hits theaters on November 11, 2022.
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