Captain Marvel has an epic trailer, but what was the soaring music that accompanied fans' first look at Brie Larson's Carol Danvers? The much-anticipated Captain Marvel trailer gives a real sense of the amnesiac Carol Danvers, as well as her two worlds: 1990s America and the cosmic adventures with Kree's Starforce.
Like a previous Marvel Cap in Captain America: The First Avenger, Carol's debut will be a period piece, taking place in the 1990s. This allows it to explore an earlier, previously untouched period of the MCU before superheroes were saturated, showing the early days of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Nick Fury and Agent Coulson. But it will also go into space, showing how Guardians of the Galaxy villains Ronan and Korath fell.
The Captain Marvel trailer spent most of its time on Earth, but the score was definitely in the more space-side; it's a piece of action music, with choral undertones adding an other-worldly weirdness to the feel. This is "Luminous And Unstoppable" by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, a film score composer with a history in trailers: his music was used for both Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War's marketing. The piece in question was released in October 2017 and now gets the spotlight a year later.
Some may be surprised that Captain Marvel's trailer didn't go the Guardians of the Galaxy route and include period music. The images of Larson in the role have shown off Carol's music interest - set photos revealed Carol Danvers' Guns & Roses t-shirt, while the EW report showed her affection for Nine Inch Nails - meaning she's sure to listen to other bands in her time. There could still be a soundtrack akin to Guardians (except instead of being a character looking back to the past, it's all contemporary) but here at least there's something a little more standard.
What the trailer does have is other forms of period referencing. Carol lands in a Blockbuster store, while Nick Fury's desk jockey look is paying homage to Samuel L. Jackson's Pulp Fiction character, Jules - and there are sure to be many more 1990s movie references buried in Captain Marvel.
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- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019