Let’s Talk About The First Captain Marvel Trailer!

Um… FUCK YES!!!!!!

I guess I should have more to say but really, that’s my first, second, and third thought about this trailer. God damn does Marvel do a great job with their properties. They just have it figured out. That said, it’s hard to believe that this is Marvel’s first female driven movie out of the 19 before it over the last decade, but at least it looks like the wait was well worth it. Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) is being positioned to be our newest through line for the MCU when the old guard inevitably begins to step down after Avengers 4, and I think she’s going to be the perfect fit.

We’ll have to see how she ends up in our present day MCU, because this movie takes place in the 90s (they beat you over the head with that a little bit). But, we are getting young versions of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson out of it so it all comes out in the wash. I actually really dig that we’re so deep into this Universe that we’ve seen multiple time periods. The 40s with Captain America. The early 80s with Guardians 1 and 2. A little bit of the 80s in Civil War and Ant-Man. It makes the world so much more fleshed out.

It looks like Carol’s origin will change a little bit from the comics where she comes into contact with alien tech and radiation. Now it’s theorized that she’s a little like Star-Lord and is the offspring of a human and alien tryst. This is most likely to not be seen as so similar to Green Lantern. She’s not, but there are a few similarities. It looks like they’re keeping her military background (even if she has all too convenient alien amnesia), but it also seems as though they are keeping her immense power set. In the comics, Carol is one of the most powerful beings out there, and supposedly she’ll be the strongest we’ve seen in the MCU yet. Those powers include flight, strength, invulnerability, and power blasts. She’s like a lady Thor but, you know, more so.

Ok, enough of all that, Let’s Talk About The First Captain Marvel Trailer:

  • We open up, as most sci-fi movies do, with an alien ship crashing into our atmosphere.  
  • A body falls from the wreckage and crashes into a Blockbuster Video. Which is a very old fashioned sentence
  • We see that the body that fell from the sky is none other than our protagonist. Captain Marvel. She is still in her Space Force Starforce uniform. We see later that this will influence her superhero costume.
  • Nick Fury gets a VO explaining that he knows what a renegade soldier looks like but didn’t expect an alien one.
  • Leave it to LA for no one to really notice a beautiful woman in skin tight leather walking through the metro. 
  • As the music swells we get a shorter Marvel Studios logo that I’m hoping replaces the 48 minute one we’ve gotten in the last few movies. 
  • Carol enters a secure facility that still uses thumb prints to access them. How 90s!   
  • She’s wearing a Nine Inch Nails T-Shirt, leather jacket, and FlexFit SHIELD hat over her Rachel Cut so that you never forget that this is set in the 90s.
  • In the secret bunker we see Nick Fury playing with a large gun while an alien is on a dissection table.  
  • As Nick breaks down all the things that have currently happened to them we see the images he’s referring to.
  • “Space Invasion” as a huge ship decloaks in earth’s orbit. Perhaps this is a Skrull Battleship.  
  • “Big car chase”. A sedan crashes into a LA Metro bus.
  • Captain Marvel jumps on top of a moving train and fires her energy blasts giving a really good look at how her powers will be portrayed. 
  • Nick Fury says that he was ready to hang it up, looking all “too old for this shit” or kinda like his character in Loaded Weapon 1
  • Man, that digital de-aging looks amazing. Like, we’re through the Uncanny Valley here people.
  • Nick says all of that changed when he met Carol.
  • We get a double cliché as Nick says that “she’s not from around here” and Carol answers with “it’s hard to explain”.
  • We see a little bit of a spaceship echoing the car they are driving in before ending up with Carol looking out her window over the Kree homeworld. 
  • Apparently Carol is having glimpses of her memories before she ended up across the galaxy with the Kree. 
  • We get a quick look at her relationship with her wingwoman Maria “Photon” Rambeau the mother of Monica Rambeau who will become yet another Captain Marvel. Comics!  
  • After seeing some more flashbacks of Carol training we see her hooked up to some alien technology that is presumably taking away her memories of her previous life.  
  • We get the obligatory slow motion walking shot of Carol with the rest of Space Force Starforce. 
  • A quick shot of Jude Law with colored eyes. IMDb lists him as Mar-Vell (the original Captain Marvel) but Marvel Studios has yet to confirm that. I mean, c’mon though that’s definitely who he has to be playing.
  • The title cards throughout this read “Discover What Makes Her A Hero”. But the “her” comes from the word hero. It’s really great. 
  • We see some of Carol as a little girl riding toward what looks like a circus tent? intercut with her piloting a fighter jet into space. 
  • There’s a very brief shot of the Skrulls on the beach. It’s been said that these shape shifting aliens are the main villains of the movie.  
  • I have to assume that the sweet old lady that Carol punches on the bus is a Skrull. It would be hilarious if she wasn’t but I’m pretty positive on this one.       
  • Something on an alien planet blows up as Ronan pre-accuser (Lee Pace) looks down over earth.  
  • Quick shots of a de-aged Coulson (with a full head of hair!) and another of Nick Fury using a pager to text. This most likely is the pager from the end of Infinity War he used to call Captain Marvel.  
  • We get a VERY cool shot of the Space Force Starforce flying through space with their masks on. The mask is a huge part of Carol’s costume when she took on the mantle of Captain Marvel after being Ms. Marvel in the comics. 
  • A quick shot of an explosion of power that hits Carol. I would imagine this is where she gets her Kree powers from. It’s a little bit Fantastic Four but I think that’s ok.   
  • There’s another montage intercut with young Carol, training camp Carol, and her as Captain Marvel. 
  • Carol says she not what you think she is as we get a great look at her fully powered up. In full costume. I won’t lie, this gave me chills. 

And that’s it. I’m not one to pine for the passage of time but is it next year yet? I’m really excited to see where Marvel takes us following Avengers 4 and I’m glad Carol Danvers is the woman to lead the charge. It’s gonna be rad!

Captain Marvel opens everywhere March 2019.

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2 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About The First Captain Marvel Trailer!

  1. Once again, Marvel is playing the long game, by treating its’ movie universe like its’ comic universe. Marvel is able to bring 10 years and nearly 20 movies together in a grand ‘Infinity War’ and just before the grand conclusion, introduce a new character with a stand alone so that when she appears in Infinity War part 2 she’s already part of the collective consciousness, no intro or backstory needed.

    As you stated, once the more seasoned actors, characters are ready to be shed, we’ll have some young blood ready to take the lead. Not to mention a new (to the MCU) villain which could easily span multiple franchises and movies. This is all a long winded way of saying “Um… FUCK YES!!!!!!”

  2. The first time I watched the new trailer for “Captain Marvel,” it seemed like all sizzle and no steak — totally sick and generally awesome, but light on details. It made sense, considering the way Marvel likes to keep important details under wraps. They’d naturally want to save the good plot stuff for the movie itself and not give it all away like some other studios tend to do.

    But after a couple more viewings things, I realized that actually it’s full of little details that could be telling us a lot about what’s in store. And one of these details involves a dialogue exchange that feels very much like something that would take place late in the movie. Maybe even immediately before the climactic fight.

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