The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has finally dropped its first trailer for its highly anticipated film Captain Marvel, with Oscar-winner Brie Larson playing the lead role of Captain Marvel, the superhero alter ego of Carol Danvers – a U.S. Air Force pilot.
The trailer opens with a blast in space, followed by Carol Danvers hurtling towards Earth, as her escape pod is blown to smithereens on entry.
The next thing you see is Danvers crashing through the roof of a building, with the camera panning down to show a Blockbuster storefront, which, one has to say, is a brilliant way of evoking the 1990s feel – the decade the story is supposed to be set in.
While we’re on the topic of throwbacks, you get to see a digitally de-aged Nick Fury with two eyes, believe it or not.
The work gone into making a 69-year-old Samuel Jackson, who is playing Nick Fury, look like he’s genuinely 35 is really commendable and deserves the highest award in this category.
On the other hand, despite a full head of hair and all the digital manipulation, Phil Coulson’s de-aging looks a bit shoddy, but, then, some people can never be made to look younger than their age, do what you may.
Watch the trailer here.
There’s a scene in the trailer where you see Captain Marvel punching the dentures off an old lady; however, there’s probably a reasonable explanation for something as un-cool as that, which Marvel does not want us to know at this point in time, perhaps.
As always, MCU hasn’t cut corners as far as special effects are concerned, which is glaringly evident in the trailer and, you have to admit, whatever action scenes could be squeezed into a two-minute teaser, are out of this world – some of them literally.
Here’s the official synopsis of Captain Marvel, hitting theatres in March, next year.
“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.”
After crash-landing into the Blockbuster, Captain Marvel is trying to come to terms with the visions and flashbacks of her time spent on Earth as Carol Danvers.
“I keep having these memories; I see flashes; I think I have a life here, but I can’t tell if it’s real”
Below is the first official poster featuring Captain Marvel, as well as an alien cat called Chewie – the feline barely visible in the shadows on the lower left corner of the poster.
Cast and characters
- Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel
- Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
- Ben Mendelsohn as Talos
- Djimon Hounsou as Korath
- Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser
- Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau
- Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva
- Algenis Pérez Soto as Att-Lass
- Rune Temte as Bron-Char
- Mckenna Grace as young Carol Danvers
- Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
- Jude Law as Mar-Vell / Walter Lawson
Produced by: Kevin Feige
Directed by: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Based on: Carol Danvers by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan