Marvel, once again doing late night trailer reveal duty, unveiled the latest trailer for Captain Marvel – this time with a focus on the villains and pulling the curtain back a bit on Carol Danvers’ journey to self-discovery.
The Skrulls, who are about as old as the concept of the Marvel Universe (popping up as early as Fantastic Four #2) make for a fitting villain for a film that predates everything else in the MCU chronologically, except Captain America: The First Avenger. It’s a nice touch.
But this is a suitably epic follow-up trailer that I think better showcases the scope of what’s on offer here, and gives a viewer a better sense of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s approach to the cosmic side of the MCU. Jude Law pops up ever so briefly, and we get a whole lot of Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos. Even Annette Bening’s heretofore mysterious role is unveiling itself a bit.
Good trailer! I also like how Marvel is clearly trying to address any criticism of the last trailer showing Carol punching an elderly woman without context.
I’ll stop talking, it’s late, but here’s it is. Captain Marvel debuts on March 8, 2019:
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