Over the last decade, Marvel Studios and their Cinematic Universe has dominated the global box office and Hollywood. With this past year’s Avengers: Infinity War changing the game and turning the universe upside down, we wondered how Marvel could keep our thoughts off the still currently untitled Avengers 4 film. Luckily, they have the right person for the job…or should I say woman.
Meet Carol Danvers.
Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter, who gains extraordinary powers after she’s infused with Kree alien DNA. During her time in space, she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes and joining Starforce, an elite Kree military team. When Earth is caught in the middle of an intergalactic conflict between two alien forces, Danvers returns home with new questions about her past and identity while defending the planet.
Carol Danvers literally crashes into our world right in the middle of a still-open Blockbuster (It doesn’t get more 90s than that staple of the time.)
Before long, Danvers crosses paths with a “de-aged” Samuel L. Jackson, playing a Nick Fury with both of his eyes still intact and is still low on the S.H.I.E.L.D. totem pole. His voiceover is stellar as he doesn’t sound like the Fury we have gotten to know. He can tell that Danvers isn’t from around here, but she’s a fighter (Did you see her in the iconic helmet!)
We get shots of Carol’s past as a child and growing up to become an Air Force pilot about trusting her memories, despite her pull to Earth. Jude Law makes an appearance as Mar-Vell, the commander of Starforce and a small shot of Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, a leader of the Skrull army. We even get a look at a de-aged Clark Gregg as young Phil Coulson!
With the trailer ending with Carol warning, “I’m not who you think I am” before generating massive amounts of energy. Marvel has reiterated that Carol is the most powerful hero the MCU has ever seen – and this trailer sure looks to be proof of that.
After this first look, I can’t wait to see Brie Larson in action and this sets up to be one of the biggest movies of 2019.
Captain Marvel flies into theaters on March 8, 2019.