The Marvels: New Merchandise May Have Spoiled Monica Rambeau's Superhero Name

Marvel Studios introduced us to a bunch of new characters during Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and plans to expand on them in Phase 5. Phase 5 will begin with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and will wrap up with Thunderbolts. Somewhere on the slate is the sequel to 2019's Captain Marvel, The Marvels. The Marvels is set to bring back Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) and even Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). Since the last time we saw Monica Rambeau, she had recently developed superpowers, but now it seems that she's gotten a handle on her powers. So much so that she even has a superhero codename. Marvel's licensed Little Gold Books series has released a new book that features all three of The Marvels' main characters. In the book titled Meet The Marvels, Monica Rambeau is called Spectrum, which is in line with what she has gone by in past stories. You can check it out below.

The next Marvel Studios film to be released will be Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quatumania. Empire Magazine recently had a chat with director Peyton Reed about how the stakes have risen going into Quantumania. "People felt like, Oh, these are fun little palate cleansers after a gigantic Avengers movie," Reed told the outlet. "For this third one, I said, 'I don't want to be the palate cleanser anymore. I want to be the big Avengers movie.'"

"I grew up a real Marvel comics nerd, and there are a handful of antagonists in the Marvel comics universe who are all-timers," Reed continued. "Loki, obviously. Doctor Doom from the Fantastic Four. And Kang the Conqueror. In conversations with Kevin Feige and Marvel, it was like, I want to put Ant-Man and Wasp up against a really formidable villain in this movie, and so we're doing Kang the Conqueror." 

The Marvels Spectrum
(Photo: Marvel)

"In the comics, Kang has dominion over time, he's a time traveler. His situation is a little bit different in this movie, which I won't spoil for you, but he's someone who, [while] we live very linear lives, from childhood to death, Kang doesn't exist that way," the director smirked. "It struck me as interesting to take the tiniest Avengers — in some people's minds maybe the least powerful Avengers — and put them up against the most powerful force in the multiverse."

The studio describes the film as follows: "In the film, which officially kicks off phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Super-Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Together, with Hope's parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible. Jonathan Majors joins the adventure as Kang."

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will hit theaters on February 17th, 2023!

What do you think about the codename? Let us know in the comments below or by hitting up our writer @NateBrail on Twitter!