Lashana Lynch made her debut in the Marvel universe in 2019 as Air Force pilot Maria Rambeau in “Captain Marvel.” Despite Maria’s character facing a tragic end, dying after the snap, Lynch’s return seemed plausible due to her daughter, Monica, featuring prominently in the subsequent film, “The Marvels.”
In a surprising turn, Lynch’s character made an unexpected appearance post-mortem in the MCU. In the 2022 film “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness,” Lynch portrayed an alternate version of Captain Marvel from Earth 838.
Fans speculated about Lynch’s potential return in “The Marvels.” Their theories were validated as Lynch did indeed appear in the movie, albeit briefly. Maria Rambeau appeared in the post-credits scene, seen in a different reality where she no longer remembered her daughter Monica. What caught viewers off guard was Maria sporting a red-and-white superhero costume, resembling Binary’s outfit, a Carol Danvers variant. This attire hinted at a potential continuation of Maria’s involvement in the MCU, though her exact role remains uncertain.
Hints suggesting Lynch’s return surfaced prior to the release of “The Marvels.” Lynch herself hadn’t dismissed the possibility of reprising her role when she spoke with the LA Times in 2021, leaving the door open for a potential return. Moreover, Lynch was spotted having lunch in London with “The Marvels” director, Via DaCosta, and co-star Teyonah Parris, who portrays Maria’s daughter in the film, sparking further speculation about her character’s reappearance.