‘Captain Marvel’ Gets A Truly Marvelous First Trailer

Everyday seems like it brings a few dozen new trailers with it, but they may not get much bigger than the one that dropped this morning. If the headline seemed confusing at all (how could it be?), we’ve got a rather great first look at Captain Marvel on our hands. Just, just take a look already.

There’s at least 3 different times in there where I got genuine goosebumps. Really. That’s gotta be a good sign, right? Ok, let’s breakdown what’s contained. Because there are some pretty spectacular moments nestled in that brief footage.

If you didn’t remember that this movie takes place in the 90’s, then the Blockbuster and pager glimpses were dead giveaways. We’ve got space battles galore. Jude Law with glowing eyes (because I guess they need to be more striking). Nick Fury with two eyes and hair. Plus Captain Marvel in a helmet. In space! Seriously, that moment goes a long way in both the hero shot department, as well giving comic nerds something to squeal about. What’s not in the trailer, is the crazy amount of excitement that comes from realizing that 2019 has two HUGE blockbuster comic book female lead films (Captain Marvel & Wonder Woman 1984) written and directed by women (even if this one is a “co-direction”). That seems like cause for celebration in and of itself.

Since we’re nothing, if not consistent on this site, here’s the official synopsis:

“The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Now, there’s one special bit in the trailer that needs a light shined on it. The digital de-aging of Samuel L. Jackson. It’s a technique that Marvel has used a few times in their last couple films, but it just keeps on getting better. Part of this feels like Disney really wanting to go all in on the process. Yes, it could lead to some weirdness in the future. Yet just think of how far things have come from the days of digital Jeff Bridges.

Regarding the trailer as a whole, what do you think, dear reader? Do you wish March was just around the corner? Are you awaiting the inevitable second trailer that will probably crop up in January? Or are you just gnashing at the bit to get to Avengers 4 already? Let us know below and circle March 8th, 2019 on your calendars, in red, blue and yellow, when Captain Marvel rips across the screen. Till then, here’s a snazzy little poster to tide you over.

Captain Marvel

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