Marvel’s WandaVision set photos confirm SWORD from the comics will appear, and reveal a first look at adult Monica Rambeau played by Teyonah Parris.
Today, JustJared posted WandaVision set photos that depict both Olsen and Parris on the set of the Marvel Studios Disney+ production. While the photos of Olsen’s Wanda don’t reveal much, there’s one image of what appears to be a SWORD security officer standing outside the organization’s offices. Further, Parris’ Monica can be seen walking out of differently labeled offices, but her ID badge appears to feature the same SWORD logo as seen in the other images.
These set photos indicate at least some of the series will take place in the modern MCU. That was likely given Parris’ introduction of an older Monica Rambeau, but now it seems her character will also be linked to SWORD, which may have already been introduced. One of the Spider-Man: Far From Home post-credits scenes revealed Skrull shapeshifter Talos had been posing as Nick Fury, while the real Fury was relaxing on what appeared to be a spaceship. Many MCU fans made the connection that the ship was likely SWORD – short for Sentient World Observation and Response Department, the space-based equivalent of SHIELD – though that hasn’t been officially confirmed yet.
The daughter of Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch), Monica (played by Akira Akbar) first appeared in Captain Marvel as a little girl. In the comics, she’s gone by several superhero names, including Spectrum, Pulsar, Photon and Captain Marvel.
Parris played Dawn Chambers on AMC’s Mad Men and had a recurring role on Empire. She also starred in 2014’s Dear White People and Buffalo Soldier.
WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and Kathryn Hahn. The limited series will premiere on Disney+ in spring 2021.