With the release of the teaser trailer of the eagerly awaited Captain Marvel, fans got an insight into what could be expected from the movie.
The two-minute teaser trailer reveals enough for us to know that Brie Larson, as Carol Danvers, comes crashing down on us(the Earth) quite literally. It also reveals that Agent Phil Coulson will be seen once again on the big screen. And of course, Sam Jackson’s Nick Fury. All this on the backdrop of the Earth getting in the middle of an intergalactic war between two warring alien races.
While the trailer packs a lot, we thought there were some things you should definitely know.
Brie Larson’s Carol crashes on the Earth straight through the roof of a Blockbuster Video Store. This is clearly a clue to the time period of the film’s setting, that is the 1990’s.
While Nick Fury’s accompanying voice-over suggests that before the events of the movie he was not even aware of a “space invasion”, the trailer shows two agents examining an alien autopsy. One of these agents is very clearly Nick Fury, the other we assume is Phil Coulson.
3)Fury’s Turning Point
Nick Fury’s encounter with Carol Danvers has already been described as “a mind-changing, attitude-changing moment” that led to Nick Fury going down a path that made him the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and founding the Avengers Initiative in the MCU. The voice-over suggests that Fury was very close to calling it quits until he met Carol.
In a recent interview, Sam Jackson describes the encounter as-
“He [now] understands that there are these other things out there. He understands that they’re not all enemies, and we do need to find allies who have specific kinds of skills that humans don’t have. And trying to convince people above him is a difficult task because they haven’t seen it or experienced it.”
The trailer also shows us a glimpse of what is, presumably, Hala, the homeworld of the Kree. We already know that Earth is in the middle of a war between two warring species, the Kree and the Skrulls. While we cannot say for sure how true the movie will stay to the comics, with Danvers befriending Mar-Vell and getting her genetic structure melded with him due to the detonation of the Psyche-Magnetron and thus becoming a Kree-Human hybrid. The trailer shows us that Carol has hazy memories of her life on Earth.
The minute news was revealed that Jude Law had been cast in Captain Marvel, fans immediately assumed that he would be portraying Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel of the comics, and a Kree warrior. Although this assumption has been widely accepted and reported, Marvel is still keeping Law’s role very hush-hush and under wraps. All that has been revealed is that Law’s character is the leader of the interstellar peacekeepers, Starforce. This has also caused a large number of fans to believe that he may, in fact, be the secret villain of Captain Marvel.
While the Skrulls appeared but briefly in the teaser, they are very important in the comics. They were shown in their natural, green and point-eared best, emerging on a beach. They have probably been the biggest talking point of the trailer.
7)Old Lady Gets Punched
Okay, so this probably isn’t because the old lady wouldn’t vacate her seat. Granny here, is probably a shape-shifting Skrull.
8)Ronan and Korath
When Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou were announced as Ronan and Korath, everyone was surprised. The photo above is very obviously Ronan the Accuser with his Cosmi-Rod looking at, what is apparently, the Earth while on a Kree warship.
9)Nick Fury’s Pager
Of course, Agent Nick Fury has a pager in 1990. They were pretty useful and portable if compared to the bricks people called mobile phones in those days. This pager could very well be the same one Fury uses to send the SOS to Captain Marvel at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
10)A Helmet For The Mohawk
There had been a lot of a people questioning whether Carol Danvers would be seen in her full Captain Marvel armour or about her Mohawk. All these were answered in that single moment of the trailer that showed Brie Larson in a helmet, armour and her Mohawk coming out of the helmet designed such that it exposes a mohawk.