Carol Danvers, a.k.a Captain Marvel, a.k.a Brie Larson, has finally surfaced in her first trailer, making everything worth the wait. And this all arrives despite rumors at the start of the month that the trailer for the upcoming Marvel Universe film was falling through - a perfectly innocent presumption seeing as we had seen no photos. It was then that the North American publication, Entertainment Weekly, released a heart-stopping series of photographs revealing Larson in character, who was set on stirring up even more excitement for her character even further. "She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face. She's also quick to jump to things, which makes her amazing in battle because she's the first one out there and doesn't always wait for orders. But the [not] waiting for orders is, to some, a character flaw", Brie told the magazine, confirming the main suspicions fans already had about this character. After DC created such competition with the release of 'Wonder Woman', Marvel did not respond in halves.
Larson is the star of the trailer, in which we can also see a young Samuel L. Jackson, returning to his role as Nick Fury, and Clark Gregg in his beginnings as the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent, Phil Coulson. Accompanying these cast members we also find Jude Law, Lee Pace, and Ben Mendelsohn, all who also make an appearance in the montage showing various stages of Carol's life. The battery of patriotic images, red and blue colors, and the focus on Carol's transformation into a hero, suggests the 'Captain Marvel' will end up being more of a Captain America than Steve Rogers.
The Arrival of the Captain
'Captain Marvel' was the main star of the post credits scene of 'Avengers: Infinity War' which already suggested a time jump taking us back to before the times of our heroes in order to regroup and defeat Thanos. Her arrival on the big screen is set during a decade which is short on super powers (in what seems to be the 90s) and she is in fact the first hero to meet with Nick Fury. In this moment Carol Danvers already has her powers and is found working with Starforce, an elite military team under the enigmatic character, played by Law.
Thus this film shares not only the roots of this heroine, but also of S.H.I.E.L.D. itself. We see an inexperienced Agent Coulson, who here is the number one fan of MC Hammer, something which gets on the nerves of Director Fury. All of the these "pre-Avengers" times will find the Skulls as their principle threat: the alien race led by Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) whose mayor goal is to invade Earth. And how will they think to do it? By impersonating a key player, and making use of their ability to change form...
On the 8th March 2019 'Captain Marvel' will become available in cinemas, around two months before we see the way in which the tragic ending of 'Infinity War' is resolved in 'Avengers 4'.