By Liliana Lopez | Staff Writer |
Captain Marvel is set to be released March 8, 2019. The movie’s trailer recently dropped, giving fans their first look at the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios has released 20 movies for the MCU already, making Captain Marvel the 21st movie in the 10-year-old cinematic universe and the first to have a female lead hero as its star.
Captain Marvel is set before the events of previous Marvel films, taking place in the 1990s and featuring a still two-eyed, young Nick Fury along with a younger Phil Coulson. In Avengers: Infinity War, Nick Fury was seen using a pager to get in contact with Captain Marvel before being turned to dust due to the snap from the villain Thanos that killed off half the universe using the Infinity Gauntlet. The trailer shows how far back Fury and Danver’s connection goes, showing some of their interactions back in the 1990s. Fury has said in previous movies that he’d recruited superheroes in the past, which was likely a reference to Danvers. The first clear reference to Captain Marvel in the MCU was the scene with Fury at the end of Avengers: Infinity War but, like other Marvel heroes, she has origins in the comics. The comics established her as an extremely powerful character and it’s clear from the trailer that the MCU is doing the same. The trailer also gives a look at two alien races from the comics, some of the characters already having been seen on the big screen in past films. The Kree and Skrull aliens are tied in with the comic history of Captain Marvel and will play a role in the film, with Carol a member of the elite military group of the Kree and also a member of the U.S. Air Force. The trailer didn’t reveal too much but showed enough of the next big hero in the MCU to get fans excited for the film’s release.
The trailer is one minute and 57 seconds long and can be viewed on YouTube. It gives an interesting look into what fans will be seeing in the film. Flashbacks of Danvers life are seen in the trailer along with hints the she has some form of memory loss as she only knows bits and pieces of her life on Earth. The trailer shows flashes of her time as a pilot for the Air Force and some bits of her as a child. Beginning with Danvers crashing down to Earth, the trailer was attention grabbing from beginning to end.
The trailer is an excellent look into the film and more than enough to get fans more eager for the film. The anticipation for the movie built up by the trailer and promotion of the movie will certainly have fans heading to theaters March 8 to see the film.