That debut trailer for Captain Marvel featured a striking moment for those who don't know much of the Kree/Skrull backstory that serves as a major foundation for the upcoming movie: Captain Marvel punches an old lady in the face.
Marvel, once again doing late night trailer reveal duty, unveiled the latest trailer for Captain Marvel - this time with a focus on the villains and pulling the curtain back a bit on Carol Danvers' journey to self-discovery.
In this second look at the forthcoming prequel chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Samuel L. Jackson's (considerably de-aged) Nick Fury explains the galactic landscape to her. After an accident, she was found by the Kree, an alien race, who fused her DNA with their own, making her the powerful titular superhero. I couldn't help but suspect that Marvel added a shot of Carol smiling early in this trailer to counteract all the dumb calls for a smiling Captain Marvel after the first trailer.
The trailer then features Annette Bening's character, Danvers' Kree mother, who reveals that Carol's real life began nearly as it ended. I wonder who the bad guys will end up being here, perhaps both the Kree and the Skrulls are told to effectively get away from Earth by Cap? Still, Marvel Studios has made bigger leaps with lesser known characters before - and Bening is a prestigious enough actor to accomodate with that kind of change.
Captain Marvel will arrive in cinemas on March 8th, 2019.
Come to think of it, the entire red-blue-gold color scheme of her costume in those scenes looks great, even if they're less saturated than the colors of her comic book counterpart. "And you are a Kree - a race of noble warriors?"
"I'm not going to fight your war", she declares.
The studio also released a new poster.
The second trailer for 2019's Captain Marvel was released on the big screen, during an National Football League game between the Washington Redskins and Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles.