Fans of Marvel were rejoicing yesterday, as we got the first chance to meet Carol Danvers. The release of the first Captain Marvel trailer happened and Brie Larson was introduced as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's newest hero. She also happened to be the MCU's first solo female hero, so 2019 is continue to be the year of the woman?
For Captain Marvel, we see more of the part-human, part-alien character that was first teased in Avengers: Infinity War. This was when Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury paged her in the end-credits scene. This trailer is the first look at Carol in action though!
Captain Marvel is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) and the movie centers around Carol, an Air Force pilot in the '90s who gained an extraordinary amount of powers after she was infused with Kree alien DNA. The trailer opens with Carol crash-landing on Earth, which happens to be in the middle of a still-open Blockbuster store. Yeah, that is screaming '90s right there!
It doesn't take long for her to cross paths with Jackson's de-aged Nick Fury. We see he still has both eyes,but he knows that wherever Carol came from, she's a fighter. The trailer also shows Nick using a pager, so possibly the same one we saw in Infinity War? He says, “War is a universal language. I know a renegade soldier when I see one. Never occurred to me that one might come from above.”
He is speaking of the Kree-Skrull War, which is an intergalactic conflict between two alien races. Jude Law plays the commander of Starforce on the Kree side and Ben Mendelsohn's Talos is the leader of the Skrulls. Carol has actually been working as a member of Starforce and it looks like we get a couple shots of Hala, the Kree home planet, in the trailer.
Carol finds herself being drawn to Earth, even though she does not know why. She says, “I keep having these memories.” This is when we see flashbacks of her in battle, in training for the Air Force and as a little girl.
From there, the Captain Marvel trailer moves quickly through some shots, as we get glimpses of Lashana Lynch as Carol's Air Force best friend Maria Rambeau. We also get to see Carol wearing her iconic helmet from the comics and also the return of Lee Pace's Ronan the Accuser from Guardians of the Galaxy.
The trailer comes to end with Carol generating a huge amount of energy and wanring us, "I'm not what you think I am." Marvel has told fans that Carol will be the most powerful hero the MCU has ever seen, which is why maybe Nick Fury was paging her at the end of Infinity War? Check out the Captain Marvel trailer here:
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