The Best Moments In The Captain Marvel Trailer (According To Our Editors)

Captain Marvel Trailer Best Moments

The Captain Marvel trailer has finally arrived, bringing with it a host of awesome moments. Fans have been waiting for a proper look at Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's MCU entry since Avengers: Infinity War, and after many dashed hopes, it debuted on Good Morning America.

Captain Marvel is going to be a very important film. It's the first female-led solo entry in the MCU, Marvel Studios' first movie with a female director, and introduces a character who'll both be key to stopping Thanos in Avengers 4 and will shape the future of the MCU going forward. That's a lot of weight on this first trailer to make us fall in love with Carol Danvers.

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It's definitely impressed the Screen Rant editors, who've picked out their favorite moments from the Captain Marvel teaser below.

Starforce Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel blast explosion

Marvel trailers are built for online consumption: every shot is chosen with an eye to be screencapped or gif'd (something their rivals really need to learn). That means there's a lot of great money shots in the trailer, to the point the show of Carol Danvers at full power is a little underwhelming (for me at least). With that in mind, though, anything Starforce looks amazing. Cosmic Marvel is cool Marvel, and this stuff is a step up even on Avengers: Infinity War. The shots of Carol in her mohawk mask are great (and, unlike that cool editing of the different ages of Carol standing up, is an effect I expect to see in the finished film). - Alex Leadbeater

Carol Danvers Throughout The Years

Captain Marvel clenched fist

While I’m partial to the shot of Blockbuster Video that makes sure everyone knows "This is the ’90s!", my favorite moment in the trailer is toward the end, when we see Carol at different ages picking herself up off the ground and determined to continue on. The quick cuts between different periods in her life work really well throughout the trailer, but this last instance is the most powerful, especially since it’s bookended by child Carol curling her hand into a fist and adult Carol, in her Captain Marvel suit, doing the same thing. It’s a cool little moment that makes me super excited to see what directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are going to do with the character once Captain Marvel actually hits theaters next year. (Also, the moment where Carol punches an old woman on public transit gets an honorary mention because honestly, I wouldn’t bat an eye if that happened on the MTA.) - Molly Freeman

Captain Marvel At Full Power

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel eyes ALT

The MCU has certainly got fantastical in its 10 year run, but even its most powerful characters like Doctor Strange and Thor didn't reveal the true potential of their power levels until the most recent films, so to see the last shot of Captain Marvel powering up is a moment that challenges even Thor's rainbow bridge moment in Thor: Ragnarok in its visceral depiction of might.

She's already been discussed as the MCU's most powerful hero, so it shouldn't be shocking to see that kind of power on display, but thinking ahead to her fighting Thanos alongside the likes of Thor and Doctor Strange only adds to the Avengers 4 hype. As someone who isn't familiar with the character or particularly enthused with a majority of the MCU, this is exactly what I needed to get excited about this movie. - Stephen Colbert

Carol Danvers isn't a character moviegoers know yet, and she's someone not directly connected to the existing Avengers, but within seconds the first Captain Marvel trailer feels distinctly Marvel thanks to the pleasantly familiar voiceover from the one and only Nick Fury.

After that intro of Captain Marvel coming from space and having a mysterious background - which means we should expect this one to not follow the comics - the trailer plays like a sizzle reel of amazing visuals. From the Captain Marvel costumes, to the awesome helmet and mohawk design so many fans wanted, to a tease of full-on binary mode. We don't need plot details or more info on the Skrulls - this is enough. You now know what we mean when the writers of Avengers 4 told us it was fun writing Captain Marvel as a character on a whole different power scale than the other MCU heroes. - Rob Keyes

Captain Marvel Punches An Old Lady

Old Woman Skrull in Captain Marvel

My favorite moment in the trailer is the moment when Captain Marvel punches an old lady in the face. She is everything that I am looking for in a female role model. - Hannah Shaw-Williams

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Key Release Dates
  • 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
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