This trailer includes a lot more footage of the Kree homeworld of Hala. The architecture is fascinating; note the strange, blocky building style, which dovetails perfectly with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2's hidden Kree city. There'd been previous speculation that the planet would only be explored through flashbacks, but that doesn't look to be the case; it really does seem as though the film will genuinely explore the Kree capital.
There are a number of shots of the dusty orange world from orbit, including several that show it being approached by Kree ships. Hala appears to be quite a busy spaceport, which makes sense given it's the center of the Kree Empire.
31. The Supreme Intelligence
This appears to be some sort of Kree Memory Chamber, and that's pretty interesting. Firstly, it indicates that the Kree do indeed possess the power to store - and thus presumably manipulate - memories. That's significant, as it supports the popular theory that the Kree are responsible for Captain Marvel's amnesia. Secondly, this may be the MCU equivalent of the Kree's Supreme Intelligence, a being created by uploading the minds of their greatest thinkers. In the comics, the Supreme Intelligence is actually the ruler of the Kree, guiding the race's development. One of its key concerns is ensuring the continued evolution of the race, who are stagnant in evolutionary terms. The Supreme Intelligence would thus be very interested indeed in a Kree hybrid.
30. Could Annette Bening Be Mar-Vell?
When Annette Bening was first cast in Captain Marvel, there were reports that she was playing Carol Danvers' mom, Marie. This trailer reveals that isn't the case; instead, she appears to be a Kree scientist or leader, the one who seems to be responsible for transforming Carol Danvers into a Kree warrior who calls herself simply "Vers". Given Jude Law is believed to play the Kree villain Yon-Rogg, it's possible Bening is actually a gender-swapped Mar-Vell (a role Law was rumored to be filling). In the comics, Mar-Vell was the Kree hero who first encountered Carol; she got drawn into Mar-Vell's world, and was transformed when she was exposed to Kree energy.
29. The Explosion In More Detail
These flashbacks revisit Captain Marvel's origin, and show that the crash evidently damaged something aboard the Kree ship - leading to a massive explosion. Carol Danvers' body was irradiated with unknown energy, and she was transformed. A brief glimpse of the explosion was shown in the first Captain Marvel trailer, but this shows it in detail. The energy blast is undeniably reminiscent of a similar blowout in Ant-Man & the Wasp, so this could well be Quantum Realm energy.
28. Captain Marvel Lives Longer, Stronger & Superior
The Captain Marvel trailer neatly explains why Carol won't have aged between the events of her solo movie and Avengers 4. "You could live longer, stronger... superior," Bening's character notes. It seems the Kree will decide to literally transform Carol into one of them, experimenting upon her on a genetic level. Here, you can see what could either be a blood transfusion - or, instead, the moment when Carol Danvers' DNA is rewritten by alien science.
27. Vers in Starforce Mode
The Captain Marvel trailer then jumps to show Vers - as Carol is known on Hala, revealed by the Funko toys - serving as a member of the Starforce. The film is known to open with a Starforce mission to the world of Torfa, a misty world that has been infiltrated by a Skrull shapeshifter. It's generally believed that a victory at Torfa gives the Kree intelligence that leads the Starforce to Earth. Notice that there's a subtle difference between Captain Marvel's energy effect here, and those later in the trailer - the blue flares around her hands aren't quite so pronounced when she takes on her traditional red costume.
26. The Skrull Experiment Upon Captain Marvel
This image sees Captain Marvel subjected to unknown experiments, with some sort of energy flaring into her temples. This was seen in the first trailer, and was believed to be a Kree memory-modification device; the voice-over at this point seems to imply that's true. Look closely, however, and it becomes clear that the voice-over is misleading; something else is going on here. There's a Skrull stood next to Carol Danvers, not a Kree - which raises a lot of unexpected questions. Perhaps the Kree and the Skrulls worked together when experimenting upon Captain Marvel? In the comics, Kree renegades have worked with Skrulls on occasion to reignite the war between their races. Or perhaps this is a Skrull infiltrator, a spy who's sneaked in to see what's being done to the human; in one scene in the trailer, the Skrull leader Talos suggests he knows exactly what Captain Marvel really is, and that idea would explain his knowledge.
Alternatively, it's also possible that Captain Marvel will wind up captured by the Skrulls at some point in the film, and that they'll conduct their own experiments upon her. This machine closely resembles one Carol Danvers was subjected to in Uncanny X-Men #163, a device used to evolve her as a potential Brood host. In doing so, they unwittingly unlocked the power of Binary - a power-set displayed later on in the trailer. Perhaps this is a similar experiment, although it's unclear why the Brood would be trying to enhance Captain Marvel's powers.
- 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