During the National Championship game between Clemson and Alabama on Monday night, Marvel dropped a new Captain Marvel trailer, giving a further look at the backstory of Brie Larson's part-human/part-Kree superhero. More inside...
The trailer is short but full of new footage. We see Carol Danvers riding a motorcycle to a diner to meet with Nick Fury and give him information on the Skrull invasion of Earth. When Fury asks for proof that Danvers herself is not a Skrull, she responds by destroying the jukebox with a photon blast, something Skrulls cannot do (so she says anyway). We also see a sample of the Starforce in action, along with a training session between Danvers and her Kree mentor played by Jude Law. There's also a quick shot of a visibly younger Phil Coulson talking with Fury about Carol. The rest of the footage is mostly what we've seen before with Danvers having flashbacks of her life on Earth, plus some quick shots of her in action in space.
Judging from this and the previous trailers, it looks like Captain Marvel is going to be a careful mix of comedy (Carol's interactions with Fury) and drama (Starforce, the Skrull invasion). Based on a snippet of conversation between Fury and Coulson in this trailer, it sounds like Captain Marvel's appearance and the events that follow will spark the creation of the Avenger Initiative mentioned at the end of the the first Iron Man. Despite showing some wonderful action, the film is keeping a lot of details under wraps: we still don't know how Carol ends up back on Earth or, for that matter, exactly how she ended up part Kree and fighting with Starforce (though the film is hinting heavily at how it all happened). With exactly two months to go before Captain Marvel arrives in theaters, I'm more than excited to see this superhero make her MCU debut. Tickets for Captain Marvel are now on sale!
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer.
Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8, 2019!