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The Marvels: Lashana Lynch Talks Surprise Post-Credits Scene and MCU Future

The Marvels star Lashana Lynch revealed when she learned about her surprise cameo as Binary in the X-Men universe and what’s next for her in the MCU.

“I did know going into the movie. I didn’t know what would happen next,” Lynch said in an interview with ScreenRant while promoting her latest movie, Bob Marley: One Love.

The mid-credits of The Marvels saw Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) awaken in a lab inside the Xavier Institute, where she’s confronted by Beast (Kelsey Grammer) and Lynch’s Binary, who resembles her late mother. While Lynch jumped at the scene without a script, the star says her MCU arc is on a project-to-project basis.

“I don’t know anything, literally,” Lynch continued. “Every single increment of the character has been play-by-play, so I knew about Captain Marvel, then I knew about Doctor Strange, and then I knew about The Marvels. I didn’t even get the script for that, I just had those moments. I know what you know, and that’s it.”

Lynch made her MCU debut as Carol Danvers’ Air Force pilot friend Maria Rambeau in 2019’s Captain Marvel. In her following appearance in WandaVision on Disney+, Maria succumbed to cancer during the five-year gap between the Thanos snap in Avengers: Infinity War and its undoing in Avengers: Endgame. Since then, Lynch has played variants of Maria not only in The Marvels but also as Earth-838’s Captain Marvel in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

The MCU future of X-Men

Lynch’s next MCU appearance as Binary remains a mystery for the time being. With Deadpool 3 and Disney+’s X-Men ’97 set for release this year, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige teased big plans for the mutants in the MCU going forward.

“It’s super exciting,” Feige said. “The X-Men are as solid and rich and great a concept in characters that exist. [We’re doing] the return of the animated series next year, which we’re very excited about. I saw some new, final episodes today, which really bring you back to that core of who the X-Men are and that soap opera that those characters represent. In live-action, people will see. Perhaps soon.”

The Marvels begins streaming on Disney+ on February 7.