Marvel Studios has released the second trailer for Captain Marvel. Starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, the film takes us back to the 1990s where audiences will discover what makes the title hero one of the most powerful in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The first teaser was a small introduction for the hero who has not made an appearance until now. But this second trailer gets into the heart of Danvers’ story. In it, we see that she had been rescued by the Kree, an advanced alien race who helped make her stronger, faster, and superior to any living being in the universe. As such, she is now a part of an elite group of noble hero warriors who fight the shape-shifting Skrulls.
The Skrulls, led by Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), who is on Earth, have appeared to infiltrated an early form of S.H.I.E.L.D., where a much younger Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is assigned with keeping track of Danvers. While she explains to him who she is and the war that she has been fighting with the Skrulls, her arrival on Earth appears to have brought previously unlocked memories to the surface.
So now she is on a quest to not only stop the Skrulls from succeeding with their mission on Earth but discover who she really is and why the Kree have hidden her memories from her.
Overall, this looks like a fantastic film and one that fans have been highly anticipating for quite some time. Marvel Studios is certainly raising the bar, once again, assuring us that their latest film will go higher, further, and faster than any other Marvel hero that has come before her. Yes, it has taken over 20 films to get the first female standalone film, but it looks like directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will make up for it in a very exciting way.
And based on the trailer alone, it looks like they have accomplished that. Furthermore, the film is sending out a great message about female empowerment as we get to see those shots of Danvers, at different ages, rising up from a pretty bad all. All the while, she proves that she doesn’t need to be rescued and carves her own path to being a hero.
The film also stars Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Clark Gregg, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, and Mckenna Grace.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel sidesteps the traditional origin-story template, and when it begins, Carol already has her powers. She’s left her earthly life behind to join an elite Kree military team called Starforce, led by Jude Law’s enigmatic commander. But before long, Carol finds herself back on Earth with new questions about her past. And she’s got a formidable enemy in the form of the Skrulls — the notorious Marvel baddies made all the more dangerous by their shape-shifting abilities. Ben Mendelsohn plays their leader Talos, who spearheads a Skrull invasion of Earth.
Captain Marvel opens March 8, 2019.