Now since the impact of Avengers: Infinity War has sunken in, Marvel on Tuesday evening took us ‘Higher, Farther, Faster’ by surprising fans with the Captain Marvel trailer and giving them first look of Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel. It’s the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to star a female superhero who is expected to become a key character in untitled Avengers 4, setting her up for a major role in the post-Phase 3.
“War is a universal language. I know a renegade soldier when I see one,” Nick Fury drawls. “Never occurred to me that one might come from above.” And BOOM. The first scene of the trailer is Carol falling to Earth, straight into a Blockbuster rental store, clearly, point out that movie is set in the 1990s. It is the story about Carol long wrapped in the middle of a galactic war between Kree and Skrull–at least, that’s probably the best explanation for why Danvers punches out a sweet old lady. Most exciting of all for long-time fans, though, is the movie debut of the Marvel’s most iconic alien race ‘Skrulls’- a species with the ability to shapeshift at will. In the whirlwind tour of her past trying to remember who she is and what is supposed to be, we get a brief glimpsed of her as an elite Kree military team called Starforce along with Jude Law. How can we not mention the two recurring actors of Marvel Cinematic Universe? Injecting with wonderful CGI youth serum, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) are supposed to play a pivotal role in the movie.
While we’ll have to wait until March 2019, for the movie to fill in the blanks, the trailer dropped some major clues about Carol’s origin story and some comic book references to think about. This will be the 21st movie in the MCU, so be ready for an action-packed origin story filled with hilarious one-liners, fancy special effects, and some Easter eggs. Also, if you haven’t seen the trailer then let us tell you that you’re missing out on something. So, please do yourself a favour and watch the trailer. Captain Marvel is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and is releasing in March 2019.