Update: Read our full breakdown of the Captain Marvel trailer!
Marvel Studios released the first Captain Marvel movie trailer. Starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the 90s-set film will tell the origin story of the titular superhero. The Marvel Cinematic Universe marked its 10 year anniversary in 2018 with the release of three films - the wildly successful Black Panther, the monumental Avengers: Infinity War, and a solid sequel in Ant-Man and the Wasp. However, fans are looking ahead to the next Marvel Studios release and the company's first of 2019: Captain Marvel.
With Larson starring as Captain Marvel, the film marks the first MCU entry to be headlined solely by a female character, following Evangeline Lilly's The Wasp co-headlining the Ant-Man sequel. Captain Marvel also marks the first MCU film to be co-directed by a woman with the team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck at the helm. As such, Captain Marvel will feature quite a few firsts for Marvel Studios, and fans are understandably excited to get their first glimpse of the movie - especially after the first look at Larson as Captain Marvel arrived arrived earlier this month - and they now can.
Marvel Studios released the first trailer for Captain Marvel, featuring a new look at Larson as Carol Danvers. The film co-stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva and Mckenna Grace as young Carol. In addition to Fury, Captain Marvel sees the return of fellow MCU characters Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and Korath (Djimon Hounsou). See the trailer below.
The trailer offers first looks at many of the main characters, including de-aged versions of Nick Fury and Phil Coulson, who will be younger than fans have previously seen since Captain Marvel takes place in the 90s (as evidenced clearly with the shot of a Blockbuster video store). Further, the trailer offers a great deal of insight into the character of Carol Danvers, who seems to return to Earth and not be sure whether she grew up there or not. We see flashes of her life both on Earth and in space, teasing the hero Captain Marvel will become in her solo movie.
What we don't see very much of is the alien threat that Captain Marvel will face in the film, though we know it to be the Skrulls. The trailer features a voiceover from Nick Fury talking about war, and there's a brief glimpse of Mendelsohn's Talos, a member of the Skrull race. Further, there's a shot of Captain Marvel punching an old lady on a train, which may be another Skrull since they're shapeshifters. All in all, the trailer teases the Kree-Skrull War that Captain Marvel will depict, but doesn't outright showcase it. Of course, that's to be expected with a teaser trailer. Additional trailers will no doubt dive deeper into the story.
For now, fans will have to make due with the first footage from Captain Marvel, which focuses mainly on Larson's Carol Danvers and the journey she'll undergo during the film. But with Captain Marvel set to hit theaters in March 2019, it's clear this is just the beginning of Marvel Studios' marketing campaign for their first solo female superhero movie.
Source: Marvel Studios
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019