Just last week, the first images from Marvel Studios’ upcoming Captain Marvel movie were released, and today, the first trailer from that hugely anticipated superhero has finally dropped.
The next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) (the 21st one in the mega-franchise) starts out with Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers (a.k.a. Captain Marvel) falling from the sky, and we later learn that she may be from Earth, but she doesn’t quite remember her life on this planet. We see flashes of her past, and her life off-planet as part of the elite inter-galactic super-team called Star Force.
We also get a better look at Carol’s powers, which range from flight, super strength, and shooting energy beams from her hands. Kevin Fiege, head of Marvel Studios, has previously said that Carol will be THE most powerful hero in the (sorry, Hulk and Thor).
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Fiege said: “She is more powerful than any character we’ve introduced thus far. So that alone tells you that there’s a reason Nick (Fury) hit that button at the end (of Infinity War), when he realised that they were up against something far bigger than they had ever been up against before. And having her on your side is hopefully going to change the balance of power in a way that they desperately need.”
The movie is set in 1990, with younger versions of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury (with two eyes!) and Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson, still very much alive (yes we know he’s still in the Agents Of S.H.I.E.LD TV show). We also get to see the ancient pagers Nick used to call Carol back with in THAT post-credits scene from Avengers: Infinity War.
Oh, and there’s also Captain Marvel punching a sweet little old lady on a bus, which we can only assume is actually one of the evil shape-shifting aliens called Skrulls (otherwise Captain Marvel’s going to have a lot of explaining to do).
Anyway, this first trailer has certainly upped the stakes for the MCU, not least because Carol is the MCU’s first female lead superhero, but also because she may be the only hero that can take Thanos head on. March 2019 can’t come sooner.