Captain Marvel Trailer Breakdown

Jason O’Toole

Credit: Marvel Entertainment

A new Captain Marvel trailer has dropped and with it comes a whole bunch of new theories and speculation. The trailer is fantastic and shows off some great new footage of Carol in action. With Kevin Feige calling the film “a different kind of origin story”, it will be interesting to see how this differs from all the other origins we’ve seen from Marvel. Let’s take a look at some of the moments from the trailer to try to understand just what we’re in store for this March. Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Jude Law as Yon-Rogg, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsou as Korath and Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson. It is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and rockets into theaters March 8th, 2019.


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We get a better look at the Kree super team Starforce and our first look at their homeworld Hala. Starforce is a Kree intergalactic strike force formed to protect Hala and the rest of the Kree empire. They are commanded by the Kree Supreme Intelligence, which we’ll come back to in a bit. The Kree-Skrull war seems to play an integral part of the plot of this origin. How exactly they end up going to war still remains a mystery, but it does seem like the Kree might not be completely altruistic in this conflict. Hala looks fantastic and proves once again that Marvel are great at bringing these iconic locations from the comic to life. The technologically advanced society immediately calls to mind Wakanda without the tribal architecture. I look forward to once again being impressed by a new alien world to add to the already great galactic side of the MCU that the Guardians movies have set up.

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A new detail has emerged in the form of Annette Bening’s character, whom many believe to be the Kree Supreme Intelligence. In the comics the Supreme Intelligence was a giant floating blue head in a jar, seriously look it up. In all reality a change is necessary and they couldn’t have found a better actress than Bening. She explains to Carol that they saved her life and infused her with Kree blood to give her power and extend said life, not unlike what happened to bring Coulson back in Agents of SHIELD. We also get a closer look at Ben Mendelsohn’s character Talos, the leader of the Skrulls. They have clearly infiltrated SHIELD in much the same way HYDRA did. The trailer implies that Nick Fury is not yet director and maybe Talos might be higher up as he appears to be chasing Fury and Carol. Marvel has done an amazing job bringing the Skrulls to life and it seems the war will have just as much punch on the big screen as it did on the comic page.

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In the final moments of the trailer we finally get to see Carol flying and fighting in space without a ship. This may not seem significant but way back when Guardians of the Galaxy came out I was a bit disappointed that the Nova Corps were flying around in ships instead of just flying like they do in the comics. I was starting to get worried that this would happen to Carol as well. Fortunately, this new trailer has alleviated this concern as she destroys a fleet orbiting Earth. The sequence of shots is amazing and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen. Just like Black Panther, this movie looks like it will shatter records and bring us a great new chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Leave us comment below with your thoughts.

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