According to an intriguing Captain Marvel fan theory, Monica Rambeau (Akira Akbar) might become the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s next Iron Man, called Ironheart.
Captain Marvel features quite a few characters that could return in the MCU at some point but since Marvel’s post-Spider-Man: Far From Home release slate remains a mystery, it’s hard to tell who could actually return after the events of Avengers: Endgame. One standout duo from Captain Marvel was Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and her daughter Monica Rambeau, played by Akira Akbar.
Akira Akbar’s Monica Rambeau only had a brief appearance in Captain Marvel, causing many fans to theorize how she could appear later down the line, after Avengers: Endgame, as the hero Photon. Obviously, it most likely won’t be Akira Akbar reprising role given that Captain Marvel takes place in 1995 but an interesting theory recently popped up on Reddit from username Brettish regarding Monica Rambeau’s future. It reveals that she could plausibly become Ironheart instead of Photon. Check out the fan theory in the post below.
Ironheart is a character who debuted as a protege to Iron Man in 2016. Ironheart isn’t Monica Rambeau in the comics though. Instead, Ironheart’s true identity is Riri Williams. The character has yet to appear in the MCU in any form but fans have theorized since her comics debut three years ago that she could eventually take the iron mantle from Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Captain Marvel and the possible return of Monica Rambeau as Ironheart in the MCU as soon as more information becomes available. Do you think this theory regarding Akira Akbar’s character makes sense? Would you rather see Monica Rambeau return as Photon or Ironheart at some point in the next MCU phases? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.