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Captain Marvel: Trailer Breakdown, What to Expect & More

October 1, 2018

Marvel finally released the trailer for Captain Marvel, but what should viewers expect out of Marvel Studios’ newest superhero addition?

On September 18, Marvel Entertainment finally released the trailer for Captain Marvel. Here is the trailer below:

Played by Brie Larson, Captain Marvel, also known as Carol Danvers, falls from what seems to be an exploding Kree pod or spaceship. Danvers lands into a Blockbuster Video store, hinting at what time period the movie takes place (the 1990s). Plus, in the next scene, Captain Marvel is seen in an old LA metro station – where she’s sticking out due to her iconic superhero suit.

As the metro station scene plays, we hear Director Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) narrating in the background. Next, we spot Carol Danvers walking down a (supposedly) S.H.I.E.L.D. basement hallway. A couple of action sequences later, Director Fury walks up behind Captain Marvel and catches her attention. She turns around and spots Fury, but to our surprise, Fury indeed has both eyes intact. Hopefully, we finally find out how Fury lost his left eye. The trailer proceeds with Danvers and Fury in a car ride. Fury asks, “So you’re not from around here?” Carol responds, “It’s hard to explain.”

The scene changes, and suddenly Carol Danvers is on another planet: Hala – the Kree homeworld. Soon enough, Carol herself starts to narrate and she explains how she’s been seeing “memories.” Apparently, Danvers has flashbacks about her life on Earth, from her childhood to her career in the US Air Force, signaling that she doesn’t quite remember her life on back on Earth. Maybe her memory was wiped? Captain Marvel is then spotted walking alongside the “Starforce,” a Kree military unit. We know that Danvers is a part of the “Starforce,” led by the commander of the “Starforce,” played by Jude Law.

After a vast amount of dramatic action scenes, we spot S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Philip Coulson (Clark Gregg), who you might recognize from previous Marvel movies, such as Iron Man or The Avengers. But it isn’t just Agent Coulson, because this movie takes place in the 1990s. So, we see Agent Coulson as a younger version of himself, similarly to Director Fury. Towards the end of the trailer, we finally get a good look at Captain Marvel’s suit as she “powers up.” In the comics, this “powering up” state is known as “going binary,” which makes her the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At the very end, the release date of Marvel’s Captain Marvel is shown – March 8, 2019.