Captain Marvel” may have introduced audiences to more than one badass female superhero over the weekend.

Monica Rambeau (Akira Akbar) is the daughter of Air Force pilot Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch), who is the best friend of pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest offering. In the film, Monica is a seemingly normal yet precocious 11-year-old. But she has quite the destiny, according to Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story.

In the Marvel comics, an adult Monica Rambeau is a prominent black female superhero who has taken the names of Photon, Spectrum and, most important, another version of Captain Marvel.


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