Ratings for ESPN‘s Monday Night Football shot up this evening and it wasn’t to see the Washington Redskins take on the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, in an NFC East showdown, nor was it because of the groan-worthy broadcast team. Instead, the ratings climb can be credited to the release of the second trailer for Marvel‘s next film, Captain Marvel. Boy was it a good one!
Captain Marvel will be an origin story for what may be Marvel Comics‘ most powerful hero, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson). Captain Marvel will be a prequel, as the plot of the film takes place in the 90s, long before the first events of the MCU take place. While that may be head-scratching given what happened in Avengers: Infinity War, her origin will be key to the fourth team-up film. It’s highly likely we’ll be seeing Captain Marvel take on the super elusive, but extremely dangerous, Skrulls, when Captain Marvel releases next March.
Captain Marvel releases in theaters March 8, 2019 starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Lee Pace, and Gemma Chan.