Before most people even fired up their first cup of coffee at the office this morning, Marvel released the first official teaser trailer for Captain Marvel, which is set to hit theaters next spring:
I’ll be honest in saying that I have never once read a Captain Marvel comic book, and I can probably tell you as much about Carol Danvers as I can about Carol Brady. Still, this trailer looked great, and I’m pretty excited!
First and foremost, I love the trailer starting off with a shot of what appears to be Danvers crashing out of the sky into a Blockbuster. This sets the tone that the movie is taking place in the past, supposedly the 1990s, which has been no secret to those who follow MCU news. This could lead to some really fun easter eggs and other nostalgic moments for all my fellow Millennials out there.
Samuel L. Jackson, aka Nick Fury, looks like he’s finally getting some shine in the MCU once again, as he will play a pivotal role in the film. Also, he still has both eyes, and I assume we’ll get to see how he ends up getting the patch! (I don’t know if that’s really all that exciting, but hey it’s something!)
Also, Brie Larson is one of Hollywood’s rising stars, and just from that short clip she seems perfect for the role. And even with my very rudimentary knowledge of Captain Marvel’s powers and abilities, I know she’s gonna kick some serious ass, and I can’t freakin’ wait to see it!
The MCU is banking a lot on this one, as Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and Spidey are likely going to be tasked with carrying the franchise into the future once the Avengers are done fighting crime on the big screen – which is happening sooner than you think. (If you’re interested, check out my brief analysis from a few weeks ago regarding the current state of the MCU and my slight fear regarding its future.) So far, I’m liking what I’m seeing, though, and maybe Marvel is going to be just fine.
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.