And here we go. A new “Captain Marvel” trailer has finally arrived, somewhat soothing the pain the longest gap between Marvel Cinematic Universe movies since 2015. Disney dropped it during Monday Night Football, and you can check it out in the embedded video above.
The trailer features a ton of the crazy space-based action that we knew a “Captain Marvel” movie would have to contain, but saw none of in the first trailer back in September. It also gives us a glimpse of the basics of the plot — Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) is not aware of her human past on Earth because she’s now a half-Kree supersoldier. Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) will help her piece together what she’s lost as she attempts to figure out her place in the universe.
We also get our first look here at Annette Bening as the Kree responsible for Danvers’ conversion into Captain Marvel, and a glimpse of Jude Law making an almost threatening comment to Danvers: “You’re not as strong as you think.”
Law’s role is still a mystery, though it’s widely assumed he plays Mar-Vell, as his casting reports mentioned that he will play Captain Marvel’s mentor.
It’s been a painful seven months since “Avengers: Infinity War” left us hanging. And while we loved “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” it was certainly short on answers for what’s coming next. So we’re left hoping that “Captain Marvel” will blow this whole thing open.
“Captain Marvel” is set two decades before the cataclysmic events of “Infinity War,” but there’s a decent chance the film will set in motion the events that led to Thanos’ war on the universe — given the comic book ties Thanos has to Mar-Vell, the mentor to Carol Danvers. Fingers crossed.
This trailer, unfortunately, is pretty light anything connected to “Infinity War” and “Avengers 4.” That’s not terribly surprising — Marvel will probably want to save any major connective tissue for the movie itself.
“Captain Marvel” is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and written by Boden, Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel.
The flick stars Brie Larson in the title role, alongside Law, Bening, Gemma Chan, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ben Mendolsohn. Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace will also appear, reprising their “Guardians of the Galaxy” roles.
“Captain Marvel” lands in theaters March 8, 2019.