Nothing screams 90s like crashing through the roof of a Blockbuster Video store. That’s how the trailer for Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the film is a 90s period piece that sees the title hero, a former ace Air Force pilot, join up with an intergalactic peacekeeping force known as StarForce, and then return to Earth with new questions about her past.
At the same time, she must deal with a new oncoming threat from Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), a commander who leads the Kree, an alien race who has the ability to shape-shift into humans.
“War is a universal language,” Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) says with a cold foreboding tone. “I know a renegade soldier when I see one,” he continues. Here we see Carol walk through a train station look confused by her new Earthly surroundings. “It never occurred to me that one might come from above,” he says about Danvers before the screen cuts to the MarvelStudios title card.
The trailer then moves on to the typical 90s secret base tropes of fingerprint identification keys, experiments, and large-scale spaceships appearing around Earth’s orbit. “Space invasions. Big car chases. Truth be told, I was ready to hang it all up until I met you today,” Fury says as if he was foreshadowing. We then see Danvers react to a knock on the glass and when she turns around, we see a two-eyed Nick Fury. Two eyes!
“So you are not from around here,” Fury says jokingly. “It’s hard to explain,” says Danvers. As the trailer then focuses on her adventures as a member of StarForce and an Air Force Pilot. “I keep having these memories. I see flashes. I think I have a life here,” Danvers questions. During this, we see blips of her falling and getting up. “But I can’t tell if it’s real,” says Danvers wondering why she has returned to Earth. As we see her past during this portion, we see that she is attached to some sort of device that is zapping her brain. This leads us to believe that she may be experiencing some sort of interrogation tactic and that what she is seeing may not be real.
“You have no idea what threats are out there,” Fury warns. “We can’t do this alone. We need you.”
“I’m not what you think I am,” Danvers replies.
While this may be a teaser, it does set the stage for our first look at some of the previous heroes and villains of the past. This will be the first time that we see Nick Fury, with two-eyes, in his early days at S.H.I.E.L.D. doing a lot of field work. At the same time, we will get to see Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) make a return. Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou also reprise their roles as Ronan and Korath. So it should be interesting to see how the events of this film will shape their relationship and carry over onto Guardians Of The Galaxy.
The film also stars Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, Mckenna Grace, and Jude Law.
Written by Boden and Fleck, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Liz Flahive, and Carly Mensch, Captain Marvel opens in theaters on March 9, 2019.