Captain Marvel Trailer Breakdown: Brie Larson, Carol Danvers, And All The Details
By Mat Elfring | @ImMatElfring on
The film follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) a pilot who receives superpowers and becomes part of an elite military team in the outreaches of space under a new name, Captain Marvel. However, the hero heads back to Earth, but trouble follows her from her fight in the cosmos.
Aside from Larson, Captain Marvel stars DeWanda Wise, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace, Clark Gregg, Samuel Jackson, and Ben Mendelsohn. The film will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The two directors previously collaborated on the TV series Billions, Room 104, and The Affair.
We're taking a look at the new trailer and breaking it down, scene by scene, to see what we can learn about the movie. From superpowers to Skrulls to Nick Fury with both eyes, this new trailer packs a punch--one for an old lady on a subway. Here's what we learned from the new trailer.
Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 6, 2019. For more, check out our guide to Captain Marvel's cast.
This Movie Looks Like A Blockbuster
Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) falls to Earth and lands inside a Blockbuster Video. Seeing how this movie takes place in the '90s, that's a fitting way to kick it all off.
Public Transit Is Confusing
Marvel--formerly known as Carol Danvers--finds herself in the Los Angeles subway system. She's wearing the Kree/Skrull War outfit.
SHIELD Has Some Sweet Swag
She finds herself at SHIELD--a couple decades before Hydra infiltrated and dismantled it. They even have cool hats. On that hat is the Shield logo that dates back to at least the late '80s, as the logo from Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's run from the '50s was a golden eagle on top of a shield.
In one of the rooms at SHIELD is a doctor dissecting a Skrull, while someone else messes with an alien gun. As we've seen in previous set photos, we know the Skrull Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) heads to Earth. Obviously, this isn't Talos in the trailer, but could there be a Secret Invasion--which is also the name of a pretty great Marvel Comics event--being planned for Earth where Skrulls shapeshift into humans?
Carol Leaves Earth?
A spaceship appears over Earth as another one launches out of the atmosphere. Maybe Danvers is on the ship leaving the planet. But whose ship is above it? It may be Ronan's.
Nick Fury With Better Depth Perception
Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson) seems to be Marvel's guide throughout the trailer. He's trying to help her in any way that he can, and more importantly, he has two eyes. Will we finally learn how Fury lost his eye?
Marvel realizes that she once had a life on Earth, and she hasn't spent her entire life traversing the cosmos. There's a flashback to her in a pilot suit walking with Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch). In the comics, Rambeau was the mother of Monica Rambeau, also known as the Avenger Spectrum.
There is a quick shot of Marvel walking with other members of Starforce. Other members of Starforce that will be appearing in this movie are Mar-Vell, Korath, Dr. Minerva, and Ronan.
Mar-Vell Has Cat Eyes
Speaking of Mar-Vell, there's a quick shot of him--played by Jude Law--looking terrified. In the comics, he was the Captain of the Kree militia, and eventually became the superhero Captain Marvel. He later died of cancer.
That's Some Sweet '90s Future Tech
Carol Danvers--the soon to be Captain Marvel--is in a spacecraft, and there's something bright in front of her. Could it be the sun or the cosmic radiation that gives her superpowers?
It's A Skrull Invasion
The only time we see a Skrull close up is in this quick shot where a few of them walk out onto the beach. Set photos of this were released recently that give a better look. Is this a Skrull invasion of Earth or is it happening on another planet?
Keeping The Galaxy Safe From Old Women
Marvel decided to take the subway she was hanging out in earlier and finds herself confronted with a friendly elderly woman. Marvel proceeds to punch her in the face, but was this because the old woman was secretly a Skrull or because Marvel doesn't take guff from anyone?
Why Is Roman Always Alone On Giant Ships?
As we saw earlier, there was a ship above Earth as one was leaving the planet. This could be the same scene, but with an interior shot of the alien spacecraft. Inside, Ronan looks down on the planet. In the comics, Ronan--at one point--was on the Starforce, but it seems like this movie will be where the character parts ways with the team, if he's even on it at all.
Coulson Lives! (In The '90s)
Clark Gregg returns as SHIELD agent Coulson, and he's looking much younger in the brief moment we see him. Coulson was originally in the Avengers movie and the star of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.
The Mohawk Is Here!
There is a brief shot of Marvel in her more recent comics outfit--but with the Kree/Skrull War colors. This outfit was originally designed by Jamie McKelvie when he redesigned the character in 2012.
Time For Red, Blue, And Gold!
The trailer closes with Captain Marvel in her newer suit. This is one of two brief times during the trailer that we get to see her use any powers. She's much more than a member of an elite Kree military team.