Brie Larson debuted the first trailer for “Captain Marvel” during “Good Morning America” on Tuesday.
The trailer is light on plot, so those hoping for some major insights in the wake of the traumatic events of “Avengers: Infinity War” are going to be disappointed. The trailer focuses almost entirely on Larson’s Carol Danvers, though we get a few good looks at Samuel L. Jackson’s de-aged Nick Fury, who also narrates chunks of the trailer.
We also get glimpses of Jude Law as Mar-Vell, as well as a close-up shot of Danvers walking with the Starforce — you can see Gemma Chan’s Minn-Erva behind her. And, we very briefly get a look at the villainous Skrulls in motion for the first time — after just a couple weeks ago we got those first still images from Entertainment Weekly.
We also got to see Danvers punch an old lady seemingly unprovoked. Either that woman is a shape-shifting Skrull, or Carol is losing it a little bit at that point in the movie. Probably the Skrull thing. We discuss that more in detail here.
Though plot details are scarce, we do get one very important detail — Danvers does not remember her life on Earth prior to receiving her cool Captain Marvel powers, though she says she does have some broken images in her head that she can’t quite piece together.
“Captain Marvel,” starring Larson as the studio’s first female superhero to get her own standalone movie, will be a prequel set before “Iron Man.” Samuel L. Jackson will also return as Nick Fury — this time without the eyepatch because the film will be set in the 1990s (presumably before he lost use of his left eye). The film is out March 8, 2019.
Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Lee Pace and Gemma Chan also star.
“Captain Marvel” is directed by “Mississippi Grind” helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”) wrote the script with Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”). Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Kevin Feige producing.