- Jun 20, 2011
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Monica is coming into the MCU with opportunities Falcon or Rhodey never had. They were introduced when the MCU was not as diverse and when taking riskier characters was only just about to happen. This was the MCU pre-Black Panther (who was introduced in a Captain America movie, I may add). Will she likely be used as a supporting character in future Captain Marvel sequel(s)? Probably, but that doesn't mean she won't get any focus at all. Plus, even if Monica didn't end up with a movie, Disney+ is now an avenue where she could be explored in her own right. I get that a Disney+ show is not exactly equal to a 200 mil movie, but it still would be an opportunity to tell her story.
I didn't say I thought she wouldn't get any focus. I just think it's as unlikely for Monica to have a story apart from Carol in the MCU as it is for Rhodey or Falcon to have their own focus away from Tony and Steve. And, in their cases, there's actual canonical precedent for that kind of subordinate role. A show for Monica would be great, but it would've been better to introduce her that way from the beginning rather than tying her to Carol's story so inextricably.